Potions, Poisons And Pills
Potions, Poisons and Pills
Potions, Poisons and Pills
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Potions, Poisons and Pills

By (author) John Farndom , Illustrated by Venitia Dean

9781910684634

By (author) John Farndom , Illustrated by Venitia Dean 0
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Potions, Poisons and Pills is a fascinating journey looking at discoveries shared; we look at early Chinese and Egyptian medicines, pharmacists from Baghdad, wise women and plant power. In more recent times discover the crucial breakthroughs in medicines such as Aspirin, Penicillin, Antibiotics, Insulin and Steroids.

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Dimensions: 27 x 21 x 0 cm

Book Type: Paperback / softback

Pages: 32

Publishing Date: 20170404

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Lots of us take a pill when we have a headache - or worse. But did you know that the art of mixing medicines goes back thousands of years See inside for the story of daring remedies yucky cures and truly brilliant ideas for making people better - whatever the problem
A venomous snake dissolved in wine 'cured' fatigue and hair loss
Snail slime was used for burns and roast kittens for jaundice
Chewing willow bark eased pain and malaria - now that one really worked
Discover how herbal medicine was practised centuries ago deadly syphilis was cured with Paul Ehrlich's 'magic bullet' and cockroaches catfish and frogs make their own antibiotics. There are many natural and other remedies out there and scientists never stop looking

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