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Remedies and rituals : folk medicine in Norway and the New Land

Author: Kathleen Stokker
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combing hundreds of original documents and first-hand accounts, the author has created a reference to healing techniques used by rural Norwegians for centuries. Besides older historical data, this book offers a chapter that features home remedies remembered by midwestern Norwegian Americans in the 20th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Stokker
ISBN: 9780873515764 0873515765
OCLC Number: 71139442
Description: xii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Healing the people --
Folk healers and folk cures --
The pastor as doctor --
The black book --
Doctor books --
Birthing children --
Rickets remedies and lore --
Alcohol as medicine and scourge --
The letting and staunching of blood --
Remembered remedies.
Responsibility: Kathleen Stokker.
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Combing hundreds of original documents and first-hand accounts, the author has created a reference to healing techniques used by rural Norwegians for centuries. Besides older historical data, this book offers a chapter that features home remedies remembered by midwestern Norwegian Americans in the 20th century.

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