Superstitions of Medicine—Charms
Superstition, Medical Treatment, Quackery
John C Lettsom
Describes a number of medicinal charms in common usage. It is reported that 'the great Boyle' recommended, 'for certain diseases, "a little bag hung about the neck, containing the poder made of a live toad, burnt in a new pot" (58)'.
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