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Author Name:    CRELLIN, John K. Hannah Institute Studies 01

Title:   Home Medicine : The Newfoundland Experience.Firtst Edition, hardcover, Signed

Publisher:    McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal / Kingston, 1994, ISBN:0773511962 

Seller ID:   107323

CRELLIN, John K. Home Medicine: The Newfoundland Experience. Montreal / Kingston : McGill-Queens University Press, (1994). Firtst Edition. Pp (10),[3]-280. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, orange-brown cloth, lettered in black. Roland & Bernier, Secondary Sources in the History of Canadian Medicine: A Bibliography, Volume 2, pp.58 & 167. "John Crellin assesses popular home remedies from amulets to Zam-Buk ointment, revealing traditional - often ingenious- ways of coping with common health problems. Home Medicine is both a comp rehensive reference to folk cures and self-treatment and a social history of pharmaceutical practices and products in Newfoundland. Based on material from the Folklore Archives at Memorial University as well as other sources,Crellin's catalogue includes such topics as abortion, baldness and hair pr eparations, blood-letting, cancer, drunkenness, female complaints, Gin Pills, herbs, midwifery and childbirth, Newfoundland stomach, poultices, prepared cures, rheumatism and arthritis, and tonics. Looking at the interplay between mainstream physicians and alternative treatments, and the effect of folk beliefs on today's self-care practices, Crellin examines how the adventof modern medicine has affected self-treatment. His extensive use of oral and written commentary gives the book a personal dimension that adds to itscharm. Home Medicine will appeal to those interested in alternative medici ne, folklore, and Atlantic Canada, and to medical and social historians." (Abstract). Contents :Introduction. Part I - Self-Treatment: A Kaleidoscope.Newfoundland Snapshots; Commercialism and Change, c. 1900-1950; Physician and Patient: Attitudes and Interactions; Self-care: Effectiveness and Community Roles. Part II - Ailments, Treatments, Concepts. Introduction; From Abortion to Zam-Buk Ointment. Very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 60.00


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