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


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

Tobyn, Graeme.

Singing Dragon


304 pages



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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