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Author Topic: Old English Leechcraft  (Read 3234 times)


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Old English Leechcraft
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:58:12 PM »

Well, my confession is that I made a mental note last week to post a new thread for last night's BBC Radio Four's Science Stories about Bald's Leechbook and its role in supplying a cure for the MSRA problem. Then it just popped up and, it seems, nobody else alerted anyone here, either.

Hopefully you can still hear it on their Listen Again service:


Did anyone else catch it?

It was a good little round-up and notice was served about the Old Problem, that "the Anglo-Saxons" get snookered behind popular myths and negative caricatures, but now challenged insofar as they had a cure so useful in modern times, all those years ago.