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Culpeper's medicine; a practice of Western holistic medicine, 2d ed. (reprint, 1977).

9781848191211

Culpeper's medicine; a practice of Western holistic medicine, 2d ed. (reprint, 1977)

Tobyn, Graeme.

Singing Dragon

2013

304 pages

$19.95

RM666

Tobyn (herbal medicine, U. Central Lancashire, UK) presents this reissue of his 1997 text on Nicholas Culpeper, a 17th-century herbalist with a wide-ranging practice blurring the lines between medicine, pharmacy, botany, and astrology. Introductory biographical material is followed by a discussion of pre-Cartesian Western holistic medicine including the theories of temperament, humors, elements, and astrological influences, and Culpeper's engagement of these topics. Two appendices analyze Culpeper's own natal horoscope and a 1651 horoscope that has been preserved from his writings. A glossary of terms no longer in modern medical use is also provided. Distributed by Jessicca Kingsley Publishers.

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