By Richard Sugg
Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vibrant element the principally forgotten background of ecu corpse drugs, while kings, girls, gents, clergymen and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fats, brains and dermis opposed to epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, melanoma, gout and depression.
One factor we're not often taught in school is that this: James I refused corpse medication; Charles II made his personal corpse medication; and Charles i used to be made into corpse medication. starting from the execution scaffolds of Germany and Scandinavia, throughout the courts and laboratories of Italy, France and Britain, to the battlefields of Holland and eire, and directly to the tribal man-eating of the Americas, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires argues that the genuine cannibals have been actually the Europeans. Medicinal cannibalism utilised the bold weight of ecu technology, publishing, exchange networks and trained thought. for lots of, it used to be additionally an emphatically Christian phenomenon. And, when corpse drugs has occasionally been awarded as a medieval remedy, it used to be at its peak throughout the social and clinical revolutions of early-modern Britain. It survived good into the eighteenth century, and among the negative it lingered stubbornly on into the time of Queen Victoria. This cutting edge e-book brings to existence a bit recognized and sometimes demanding a part of human background.