Are gynecologists superstitious

Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in folk medicine in Styria

05/01/2014 | History of Gynecology and Obstetrics | Edition 5/2014

In memory of Viktor Fossel

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The Gynecologist> Issue 5/2014
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Prof. Dr. H. pimples
Folk medicine has been a branch of folklore since the middle of the 19th century that deals with folk remedial measures. These are based partly on traditional herbal and mineralogical knowledge, partly on superstitious and mythical-religious ideas as well as psychosomatic-therapeutic experiences, whereby naive ideas about the body functions and their disturbances exist. Folk medicine and scientific medicine are rooted together in ancient times, and there has been mutual interaction until modern times [ 7]. ...

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Back to citation Kundegraber M, Mader B (1986) Examples of the family tradition of West Styrian folk healers, Hessische Blätter für Volks- und Kulturforschung. In: Barthel G (Hrsg) Heilen und Pflege, Vol 19. Jonas, Marburg, S 139–145 Kundegraber M, Mader B (1986) Examples of the family tradition of western Styrian folk healers, Hessische Blätter für Volks- und Kulturforschung. In: Barthel G (Hrsg) Heilen und Pflege, Vol 19. Jonas, Marburg, S 139–145
About this article
title
Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium in folk medicine in Styria
In memory of Viktor Fossel
Author:
Prof. Dr. H. pimples
Publication date
01.05.2014
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00129-014-3352-x
publishing company
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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