Honey, Mud, Maggots, and Other Medical Marvels: The Science behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives’ Tales Audiobook, by Robert Root-Bernstein Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Michèle Root-Bernstein, Robert Root-Bernstein Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781490639048

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Written with wit and narrative force, Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels is an enriching excursion into the world of folk medicine. The award–winning team of Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of medical traditions. In addition to the honey, mud, and maggots used in wound therapy, the Root-Bernsteins unearth cures that range from ancient Egypt to the rain forests of contemporary Latin America. Whether it’s the medicinal use of clay or the components of urine, all the cures in this book have one thing in common: they have stood the test of time because they work.

With Nelson Runger’s dynamic and sensitive narration, this studied collection of entertaining anecdotes about some weird-sounding—even stomach-churning—old remedies is in fact much more. It is a dazzling step into the closely-guarded secrets of medicine.

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About the Author

Robert Root-Bernstein is a professor of physiology at Michigan State University. He studies the evolution of physiological control systems, autoimmune diseases, and scientific creativity. He and his wife Michele have coauthored numerous titles including Spark of Genius and The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions and won him two AudioFile Earphones Awards. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.