Miracle Cures for the Millions

Book ID:
8298
Title:
Miracle Cures for the Millions
Subtitle:
Amazing accounts of "hopeless cases" saved by powers far beyond the realm of science.
Author:
'Levesque, Victor'
Publisher name:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Place of publication:
New York
Edition number:
2nd
Book type:
Paperback
First edition date:
1967
Pages:
158
Dewey decimal number:
615.852 LEV
Dust jacket:
No
Language:
English
Photographs:
No
Illustrations:
No
Bibliography:
No
Height (cm):
17.5
Width (cm):
10.5
Notes:

Surprisingly touching tales - small boy saves dying cat by faith alone etc. Also interesting observations on Shamanism (mentioning the ancient pagan religion Tengrism), the placebo effect etc.

Mentions the use of Usnea, "a moss scraped from the skull of a criminal who had been hung in chains" as a painkiller. "It was sold at all the better apothecary shops and is listed as a respectable drug in the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica!" (p. 112). Also mentions other powders believed to have healing properties, including unicorn's horn and amber (p.108 ff.).

Donated by Henriette North.