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I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures - Carlyn Beccia
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures
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It wasn’t too long ago that people tried all sorts of things to help sick people feel better. They tried wild things like drinking a glass full of millipedes or putting some mustard on one's head.  Some of the cures worked, and some of them…well, let’s just say that millipedes, living or dead,... show more
It wasn’t too long ago that people tried all sorts of things to help sick people feel better. They tried wild things like drinking a glass full of millipedes or putting some mustard on one's head.  Some of the cures worked, and some of them…well, let’s just say that millipedes, living or dead, are not meant to be ingested.Carlyn Beccia takes readers on a colorful and funny medical mystery tour to discover that while times may have changed, many of today’s most reliable cure-alls have their roots in some very peculiar practices, and so relevant connections can be drawn from what they did then to what we do now.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780547225708 (0547225709)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
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AmySea
AmySea rated it
What a surprisingly good, interesting, educational, and entertaining book! My niece *loved* this non-fiction book about the different remedies that people throughout history tried, and so did I! The book was extremely well written, very well organized, and although it was lengthy, it was presented...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0
Even more fun than I thought it would be. I absolutely love the concept - having the reader guess which cures were actually effective for certain ailments. It leads to lots of fun and interaction. This book is by turns hysterical, informative and completely gross/horrifying. Love it! I have lov...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures
Informative, interesting, and a bit gross.
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