Gavin Francis: Medieval Medicine
19 November 2015
Show More Dragon’s Blood and Willow Bark: The Mysteries of Medieval Medicine by Toni Mount.
Amberley, 288 pp., £20, April 2015, 978 1 4456 4383 0Show More
“... the extent to which homeopathic medicines work, on the other hand, has often been understood in terms of the placebo effect). In the 1950s, when botany was still taught in the medical curriculum, MichaelBalint wrote that contact with therapists can itself be thought of as a kind of drug, distinct from any treatments therapists actually prescribe. ‘All physicians, therefore, yourselves included ...”