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Southern Folk Medicine, 1750-1820

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ISBN-10: 1570032890

ISBN-13: 9781570032899

Edition: 1999

Authors: Kay K. Moss

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 6/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Kay K. Moss directed the Eighteenth-Century Backcountry Lifeways Studies Programs at the Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, North Carolina, for twenty years and continues her research as an adjunct curator. A graduate of Duke University, she is an author of The Backcountry Housewife: A Study of Eighteenth-Century Foods; Decorative Motifs from the Southern Backcountry, 1750-1825; and Journey to the Piedmont Past.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Domestic Medicine in the Eighteenth Century
Much That May Be Called Domestic: Every Man His Own Doctor
The Sources: From the Pens of Eighteenth-Century Folk
The Distempers: Disease in the Eighteenth Century
The Remedies
General Therapies
Patent Medicines and Famous Nostrums
Acute Diseases
Chronic Internal Complaints
Common External Complaints
Disorders of the Senses
Poisoning
Women's Disorders
Nervous Diseases
Surgery
Sympathetic Medicine: Signs, Charms, Incantations, and Spells
A Domestic Materia Medica
Introduction
Key to Sources
Simples and Medicinal Preparations Fit for Home Practice
Weights and Measures
Classes of Medicinal Preparations
The Southern Frontier and the Eighteenth Century
A Blaze of Medical Knowledge: The Eighteenth Century
The Professional Practitioner: Physician, Surgeon, Preacher, or Quack
Notes
Selected List of Works Consulted
General Index
Index of Scientific Names