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Magical Medicine The Folkloric Component of Medicine in the Folk Belief, Custom, and Ritual of the Peoples of Europe and America

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ISBN-10: 0520306783

ISBN-13: 9780520306783

Edition: 1st 1980

Authors: Wayland D. Hand

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"Distilling baby's first tear into the eye of a blind man to make him see"; "Plucking herbs upward for emetics and downward for purgatives"; "Stroking one's goiter with a dead man's hand to make the growth shrivel away"--these are not beliefs and customs found among primitive peoples in remote parts of the world but are examples of hundreds of items of magical medicine found in Professor Hand's remarkable collection of essays dealing with this neglected field in twentieth-century Europe and America.   Fantasy and imagination still have free reign in people's lives, more than any of us will admit. In a time when science is preeminent, irrational thinking ca lay hold on the mid of man as much…    
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/28/2021
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English