Lotions, Potions, And Deadly Elixirs: Frontier Medicine In The American West
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 ho...
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart (January 16, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2072216
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“Aspects of the book seem slightly tangential but other then that and some randomly inserted colloquiallisms it is a rather pleasant read. Looking back to the origin of many medicines and medical practices (both questionable and valid) provides insigh...”
seshoe nails, cactus, pokeweed, buckeyes, you name it. Ironically, a lot of these homespun treatments actually worked. In Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs, a practicing pharmacist takes a light-hearted look at the most popular medicines from the frontier days and how they were intended to work.