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Lotions, potions, and deadly elixirs : frontier medicine in the American West

Author: Wayne Bethard
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2013, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Powder papers, booty balls, and sugar tits- Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs has a cure for whatever ails! These quaint names were given to popular medicinal forms during America's frontier era that were said to cure everything from fallen arches to a broken windmill. Grandmas, mommas, and even certified physicians treated the sick, lame, and unlucky with what was available: barbed wire and horseshoe nails,
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Bethard
ISBN: 9781570984549 1570984549
OCLC Number: 794036434
Notes: "A Roberts Rinehart book."
Originally published: Lanham, MD : Taylor Trade, 2004.
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Frontier Dosage Forms --
Treatments: The Good, the Sad and the Ungodly --
Frontier and Pioneer Drugs: A Folk Materia Medica --
Frontier Medicate Dates and Other "Worthy of Note" Facts --
Old and Near-Forgotten Medical Terms.
Responsibility: Wayne Bethard.
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