Here are some items that were mentioned during the 20 June 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Elaine G. Breslaw about her book Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America.
The podcast of the interview is now available.
Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic, published by New York University Press, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.
You can learn more about Elaine Breslaw at her website.
Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic takes a detailed look at the state of health care in early America starting with Native Americans just prior to the arrival of Europeans. During the discussion we explore the effectiveness of health care in America as well what kinds of treatments were used before the age of modern medicine. We also take a look at non-traditional practitioners such as midwives, Native American Shamans and African Obeahs.
New York University Press, the publisher of Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Connecticut and Michigan. A big thank you to the New York University Press for their generosity!
You can read the full story of the cookbook (as mentioned during the show) — and see pictures of Gommy in her Lopez garden and even a link to one of her recipes — on the Heirloom Registry’s blog.
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