Richard Sugg's Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: the History of Corpse PDF

By Richard Sugg

ISBN-10: 0415674174

ISBN-13: 9780415674171

Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in bright element the mostly forgotten background of eu corpse medication, while kings, women, gents, clergymen and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fats, brains and pores and skin opposed to epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, melanoma, gout and depression.

One factor we're hardly taught in class is that this: James I refused corpse drugs; Charles II made his personal corpse medication; and Charles i used to be made into corpse medication. starting from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, during the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and eire, and directly to the tribal man-eating of the Americas, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires argues that the genuine cannibals have been actually the Europeans. Medicinal cannibalism utilised the ambitious weight of ecu technology, publishing, alternate networks and proficient thought. for lots of, it was once additionally an emphatically Christian phenomenon. And, while corpse medication has occasionally been offered as a medieval remedy, it was once at its top through the social and clinical revolutions of early-modern Britain. It survived good into the eighteenth century, and among the negative it lingered stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. This cutting edge e-book brings to existence a bit recognized and sometimes anxious a part of human heritage.

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World J Microbiol Biotechnol 28(4):1327–1350 Bhuvaneshwari K, Kumar A (2013) Agronomic potential of the association Azolla-Anabaena. B. Figueiredo et al. Bonas U, Lahaye T (2002) Plant disease resistance triggered by pathogen-derived molecules: refined models of specific recognition. Curr Opin Microbiol 5:44–50 Boyer M, Bally R, Perrotto S, Chaintreuil C, Wisniewski-Dye F (2008) A quorum-quenching approach to identify quorum-sensing-regulated functions in Azospirillum lipoferum. Res Microbiol 159(9–10):699–708 Carmen B, Roberto D (2011) Soil bacteria support and protect plants against abiotic stresses.

Burkholderia and Paenibacillus exhibited ethylene production and secretion linked with plant growth and biocontrol activity (Vacheron et al. 2013). The improvement of plant development is often related to the presence of rhizobacteria responsible for fixing atmospheric nitrogen, solubilizing potassium and phosphate, or producing phytohormones (Fig. 1). Moreover, the production and secretion of lytic enzymes and antibiotics as well as iron sequestration are indirect mechanisms mediated by rhizobacteria that result in plant growth promotion (Badri et al.

Sharma et al. 2013). Bacillus, Burkholderia, Erwinia, Paenibacillus, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, and Serratia are described in literature as possessing phosphate-solubilizing ability through the release of organic acids (Öğüt et al. 2011). The release of organic acids, mainly acetate, oxalate, and citrate, by PGPR enhances proton efflux and acidifies the rhizosphere; consequently, inorganic phosphate is solubilized from mineral sources (Bhattacharyya and Jha 2012). The use of phosphate-solubilizing PGPR is considered an environmentally friendly alternative to phosphorus supplementation and improves plant growth (Fig.

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