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
“... of it.’ All of which is a preamble to saying that many of the medieval treatments recounted by Toni Mount in her book Dragon’s Blood and Willow Bark are laughable, or downright dangerous, but that at a time when all physicians had going for them was faith and a few herbs, such treatments could still be remarkably effective. Dragon’s blood was once ...”