By Richard Sugg
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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Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians by Richard Sugg