Weapon salve, tooth hangers and other ‘sympathetic’ cures

In my previous blog post I wrote about the use of Lapis Judaicus, a ‘stone’ used to cure bladder stones, as a form of sympathetic medicine. Sympathetic medicine is a term used to refer to historical medical practices in which a cure is ‘sympathetically’ related to the condition it treats; it relates to, involves, dependsContinue reading “Weapon salve, tooth hangers and other ‘sympathetic’ cures”