Honey and Your Health

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This book is really a companion volume to the late Dr. Beck‘s earlier work "Bee Venom Therapy". Although it is difficult to accept some of the author‘s views with regard to the nutritional advantages of honey over other mixtures of sugars, it is almost impossible not to become infected by his enthusiasm, and to enjoy reading the folk-lore about honey which he has collected together from so many parts of the world. His history of the uses to which honey was put in bygone times makes fascinating reading and will, I feel sure, give pleasure to many people besides those who keep bees. Incidentally, this book contains some excellent recipes in which honey plays a major part.

Honey and Your Health

A Nutrimental, Medicinal and Historical Commentary. By Dr. B. F. Beck and Dorée Smedley. Pp. 231 + 21 plates. (London : Museum Press, Ltd., 1947.) 12s. 6d. net.

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BUTLER, C. Honey and Your Health. Nature 162, 128 (1948) doi:10.1038/162128d0

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