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The history of medicine in the British Isles is largely a history of its medical corporations, which from early times have exercised an influence for good upon medical education and medical practice because their ethical standard has always been high. There is practically no knowledge about the practice of medicine in the British Isles until some years after the Norman Conquest. Saxon medicine, as far as is known, consisted chiefly of charms and spells with potions and local applications made from various herbs, many of which are still in common use among the people. No one in Saxon times seems
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Medicine in the British Isles.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:646–647. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-646_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):646-647.
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