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Trying to give ease : Tommie Bass and the story of herbal medicine / John K. Crellin and Jane Philpott.

Author/Creator:
Crellin, J. K., author.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 1990.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (349 p.)
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Subjects:
Bass, A. L. Tommie -- Interviews.
Materia medica, Vegetable -- Appalachian Region.
Medicinal plants -- Appalachian Region.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Appalachian Region.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In Trying to Give Ease, John K. Crellin and Jane Philpott focus on the life, practices, and accumulated knowledge of the late A. L. "Tommie" Bass, a widely known and admired Appalachian herbalist. Informed by insights drawn from several disciplines, particularly anthropology, their broad historical analyses of self-care practices and herbal remedies draw heavily on recorded interviews with Bass and his patients. Special attention is given to local resources that shape alternative medicine, the backgrounds of herbal practitioners, and the cultural currency of medical concepts once central to professional medicine and now less common. The authors report on both the physical effects of herbal remedies and the psychological factors that have an impact on their success. Trying to Give Ease is a companion to A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants, also published by Duke University Press.
Contents:
""Contents ""; ""Preface to the Paperback Edition ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Introduction ""; ""Chapter 1. Medicinal Plants and Their Traditions: A Complex of Ideas ""; ""Chapter 2. ""I've Always Got By"": The Voice of a Modern Herbalist ""; ""Chapter 3. Health Matters in a Changing Community ""; ""Chapter 4. Self-Treatment in the Community: A Cultural Force ""; ""Chapter 5. Acquiring Herbal Knowledge ""; ""Chapter 6. The Practice: Setting and Visitors ""; ""Chapter 7. The Practice: Treating Ailments and Symptoms ""; ""Chapter 8. Reflections on the Region and Beyond ""; ""Notes ""
""Annotated Bibliography """"Index ""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed September 6, 2014).
Contributor:
Philpott, Jane, author.
Bass, A. L. Tommie, contributor.
ISBN:
0-8223-7968-6
OCLC:
891395752
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822379683 doi