1844 Superstitions in Medicine Surgery Occult Alchemy Astrology Charms Pettigrew

PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph

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“There is scarcely a disease for which a charm has not been given.” 

― Thomas Pettigrew, On Superstitions

 

A bizarre and strange, yet highly curious medical work from the mid-19th-century. ‘On Superstitions Connected with Medicine’ is book on mystical medicine and healings through the use of charms and spells rather than traditional medicine.  It features accounts of curing the evils of English royals, cures with holy water and fountains, prohibition of surgery and use of medicine by priests, and the influence of the moon on diseases. He even discusses the practice of curing a headache with a used hangman’s noose

 

According to the Provincial Medical & Surgical Journal,

“In this very curious as well as learned work the author has collected together from  various sources a great deal of information on alchemy, astrology, early medicine and surgery, talismans, amulets, charms, the influence of the mind upon the body, the royal gift of healing, sympathetical cures, and other quackeries of the olden time.”

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1844 Superstitions in Medicine Surgery Occult Alchemy Astrology Charms Pettigrew

 

“There is scarcely a disease for which a charm has not been given.” 

― Thomas Pettigrew, On Superstitions

 

A bizarre and strange, yet highly curious medical work from the mid-19th-century. ‘On Superstitions Connected with Medicine’ is book on mystical medicine and healings through the use of charms and spells rather than traditional medicine.  It features accounts of curing the evils of English royals, cures with holy water and fountains, prohibition of surgery and use of medicine by priests, and the influence of the moon on diseases. He even discusses the practice of curing a headache with a used hangman’s noose

 

According to the Provincial Medical & Surgical Journal,

“In this very curious as well as learned work the author has collected together from  various sources a great deal of information on alchemy, astrology, early medicine and surgery, talismans, amulets, charms, the influence of the mind upon the body, the royal gift of healing, sympathetical cures, and other quackeries of the olden time.”

 

Item number: #3011

Price: $499

 

PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph

 

On Superstitions Connected with the History and Practice of Medicine and Surgery

 

Philadelphia: Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell. 1844.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 213, [2]
  • References: Prov Med Surg J 1844 (s1-7:336); Lowndes p. 1844;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.75in X 5in (19.5cm x 12.5cm)

 

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Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Medicine & Science

Authors

PETTIGREW, Thomas Joseph

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete