Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs has a cure for whatever ails! These quaint names were given to popular medicinal forms during America's frontier era that were said to cure everything from fallen arches to a broken windmill. Grandmas, mommas, and even certified physicians treated the sick, lame, and unlucky with what was available: barbed wire and horseshoe nails, cactus, pokeweed, buckeyes, you name it. Ironically, a lot of these homespun treatments actually worked. In Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs, a practicing pharmacist takes a light-hearted look at the most popular medicines from the frontier days and how they were intended to work.

Lotions, Potions, and Deadly Elixirs: Frontier Medicine in the American West

SKU: 9781570984549
    • Paperback: 272 pages
    • Publisher: Roberts Rinehart (January 16, 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1570984549
    • ISBN-13: 978-1570984549
    • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces