352 pp., 6 x 9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4172-0
Published: May 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4173-7
Published: May 2018
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The volume has intrigued homeopathic practitioners through the years, and attracted the interest of contemporaneous practitioners, including, for instance, one doctor who wrote to the Therapeutic Gazette (September 1881) to enthusiastically endorse its cure for “gravel” through Gravel Weed (Actinomeris Helianthoides). “Gravel” translates to kidney stones in contemporary parlance; modern homeopathic sources say little about the common flower’s use as a diuretic, furnishing one example of knowledge in The Cherokee Physician that has escaped modern evaluation. The book offers, by slant, interesting ethnographic observations, equally unproven.
A DOCSOUTH BOOK. This collaboration between UNC Press and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library brings classic works from the digital library of Documenting the American South back into print. DocSouth Books uses the latest digital technologies to make these works available in paperback and e-book formats. Each book contains a short summary and is otherwise unaltered from the original publication. DocSouth Books provide affordable and easily accessible editions to a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers.
About the Authors
Richard Bark Foreman (b. 1779), according to genealogical sources, was born to a Scottish American Indian trader and a Cherokee mother.
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Dr. James W. Mahoney (dates unknown) was a Tennessee-born Irish American who practiced medicine and surgery in East Tennessee before moving to Kentucky and eventually settling in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
For more information about Jas. W. Mahoney, visit the Author Page.