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Eve's herbs : a history of contraception and abortion in the West.

Author: John M Riddle
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance, Riddle showed that women from ancient Egyptian times to the 15th century had relied on an extensive pharmacopoeia of herbal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Riddle
ISBN: 0674270266 9780674270268
OCLC Number: 40926744
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: 352 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Roe v. Wade 1. A Woman's Secret 2. The Herbs Known to Ancients 3. Ancient and Medieval Beliefs 4. From Womancraft to Witchcraft, 1200-1500 5. Witches and Apothecaries in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 6. The Broken Chain of Knowledge 7. The Womb as Public Territory 8. Eve's Herbs in Modern America Epilogue Notes Index

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Eve's Herbs is a highly informative presentation of the history of the use of plant products, such as ergot, as abortion agents. -- Thomas Szasz Washington Post Riddle examines the use of plants as Read more...

 
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