Secret gift of village healers

To outsiders, the French can seem obsessed with illness, if not borderline hypochondriac. 

They accumulate an extensive knowledge of diseases and at the first sight of a rash, sprain or runny nose, they rush off to see their GP.

Held in great esteem for their superior intellect, doctors will generally tell their patients what they already know. That they’re ill. Then they will prescribe a large number of tablets, creams or suppositories ...

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