Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

Wellcome Calendar

Part of
Wellcome Foundation Ltd
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Wellcome desk calendar illustrated with tales of folklore from throughout the world. For instance, one of the examples of folklore (from South America) outlines the Aztec tradition for curing lameness of hands. This involved steeping the hands of the sufferer in water containing a bitter astringent and then placing them in an ants' nest. Another example of folklore (from India) outlines how copper earrings were worn to ward off the demons of sciatica.

The folklore tales were taken from the following publications: Funk and Wagnall, Japanese Folklore, Under Augury, Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology & Legend, Under Copper; Prof C. Y. Chen, The History of Chinese Medical Science; The Aztec Man and Tribe, (author not given); Emil Schulthess, The Amazon; Cornelius Osgood, Koreans and their Culture; Herbert W. Kreiger, Peoples of the Philippines and J.A. Hammerton, People of all Nations.



Physical description

1 item

Copyright note

Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores
    OpenOnline request

Permanent link