Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia / Edition 1

Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia / Edition 1

by Anthony Cavender
     
 

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Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807854938
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
12/08/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
504,773
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Cavender is professor of anthropology at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He is editor of A Folk Medical Lexicon of South Central Appalachia.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: An Overview of Folk Medicine Research in Southern Appalachia1
1Health and Disease in Southern Appalachia11
2The Folk Medical Belief System31
3Folk Materia Medica55
4Folk Treatments79
5Folk Healers147
6Contemporary Perspectives on Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia175
App. A: Archival and Manuscript Sources189
App. B: Frequently Mentioned Medicinal Plants in Sources197
Glossary203
Notes207
Bibliography241
Index259

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