Michael Neill: Cannibal Tinctures, 1 December 2011
Show More Medicinal Cannibalism in Early Modern English Literature and Culture by Louise Noble.
Palgrave Macmillan, 241 pp., £52, March 2011, 978 0 230 11027 4Show More
Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians by Richard Sugg.
Routledge, 374 pp., £24.99, June 2011, 978 0 415 67417 1Show More
“... is to the investigation of such demonic remedies that the groundbreaking work of Louise Noble and Richard Sugg is devoted. The belief that a wide range of maladies could be cured by the consumption of human remains – principally in the form of so-called ‘mummy’ – persisted in Europe for at least six centuries. Although the administration of such ...”