FEED A COLD, STARVE A FEVER: A Dictionary of Medical Folklore by Carol Ann Rinzler (Ballantine: $4.99; 286 pp.). Rinzler weighs the truth of familiar medical bromides in this entertaining compendium. ...
In an unrelated development, in a statement, Dr Al Mosteghanemi, Sharjah’s Arabic Language Academy Secretary-General, revealed that a first-of-its-kind project, compiling the ‘Historical Dictionary .. ...
These are just a few of the nuggets of medical folklore in the new dictionary-style book Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever by Carol Ann Rinzler (Facts on File, $21.95). Rinzler has collected medical myths ...
Running to roughly 1,000 pages, Pears’ Cyclopaedia covers everything from Norse mythology to wedding anniversaries ... containing an English dictionary, a medical dictionary, a gazetteer and atlas, ...
The original saying has been traced to a 1574 dictionary by John Withals ... ‘According to modern evidence-based medicine, old medical folklore would often be way off the mark,’ says Dr Stillman. ...
Have you ever tried to unsuccessfully retrieve a word from the tip of your tongue? Most of us have experienced it ... is in the 1915 edition of Dorland’s American Illustrated Medical Dictionary, where ...
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In Greek mythology, a “chimera” is a fire-breathing creature that’s part-lion, part-goat and part-snake. Within science, the term applies to a much less fantastical organism. According to the ...
Barron's Dictionary of Medical Terms describes the tongue as a "mucous membrane ... but Barron's does not begin to convey the uses and abuses of the tongue, its place in history and folklore and its ...
Mythology has often been used in an attempt to explain unknown ... scientific thinkers who often created myths to address unknown aspects of life. Webster’s Dictionary offers the following definition ...
As this Urban Dictionary entry reminds us ... has since entered the pantheon of Stuff Gay Men Do. While some contemporary folklore include tales of rodents inserted up women’s vaginas, the very first ...
or a Cape Bretoner declaring “Right some good, you,” Oickle’s book, which is organized like a dictionary with words and meanings ... Some of his best-known books are about Nova Scotian folklore, ...
The Medical Dictionary defines autosexual as “characterised by sexual ... “As the original Narcissus of Greek mythology became enamoured of his own image (as reflected in a pool of water), so can ...