Folklore and Folk Medicines

Folklore and Folk Medicines

Editor: John Scarborough, eds.
Publisher: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
Year Published: 1987
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0-931292-19-0
Series: AIHP Monograph Series #10
Price: $9.00 ($5.75 for members)

Buy on Amazon

View on Google Books

About: Symposium presented at the March 1986 American Institute of the History of Pharmacy Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction, by John Scarborough (page 1)
  • Medieval Herbalism and Post-Medieval Folk Medicine, by Jerry Stannard (page 10)
  • Adaption of Folk Medicine in the Formal Materia Medica of Classical Antiquity, by John Scarborough (page 21)
  • Folk Tradition and Folk Medicine: Recognition of Drugs in Classical Antiquity, by John M. Riddle (page 33)
  • The Search for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Authority in the Early American Healer’s Encounter with ‘The Animals which Inhabit the Human Stomach and Intestines,” by Eric Howard Christianson (page 62)
  • The Folk Medicine of the Pennsylvania Dutch, by David L. Cowen (page 86)
  • Some Potentially Useful Drugs Identified in a Study of Indiana Folk Medicine, by Varro E. Tyler (page 98)
  • Folklore and Medicines-Medical Interfaces: A Kaleidoscope and Challenge, by John K. Crellin (page 110)
Fostering the creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge concerning the history of the pharmaceutical field.

AIHP Thanks the Charter Members of the National Pharmacy Association Sponsorship program

Read More

Join AIHP and Subscribe to Pharmacy in History

Individual Subscription
For $70/year ($90/foreign)

Institutional/Corporate subscription
For $140/year ($160/foreign)

Pharmacy Education Fund (Schools or College of Pharmacy)
For $300/year

Read More

Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive

All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.

Read More

AIHP Announces Guidelines on Teaching History in Pharmacy Education

The Historical Studies Committee of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy announces new  AIHP Guidelines on teaching History in Pharmacy Education to meet the “Standards 2016” of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Read More