I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History’s Strangest Cures by Carlyn Beccia will definitely be a hit with students, especially when they’re that it’s kind of gross and shouldn’t be read around lunchtime.
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat presents some strange cures for coughs, colds, sore throats, wounds, stomachaches, fevers, headaches, and general cures. Some of them are completely ridiculous (unicorn horn, mummy dust, etc.), but readers will be surprised by how many of these historic cures are still being used today.
Students will love this book. It will generate some fascinating discussions and could lead to further research on the evolution of medicine and treatments in different cultures.