Folk Medicine

  This 1960 edition of Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health by D. C. Jarvis, M.D., was purchased at the Scranberry Coop in Andover, New Jersey. Any literature pertaining to traditional early American medicine—or essentially plants, herbs and tinctures— captures my attention, and I’m always amazed at the bountiful pharmacy growing in our…

Mystery, Magic, and Medicine

While vacation in Maine over the holidays, I was ranting to a new friend about my interest in indigenous medicine and shamanism when he mentioned he had a book I might like. He found it in an old barn many years ago with a friend, and said I could have it if it sounded interesting. When…