Early Health & Medicine

Early Health & Medicine

Book - 1983
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Topics covered:* Early attitudes to health and medicine* The lack of knowledge about germs and disease caused the early settlers to wrongly treat the patient* Bleeding, blistering and amputation were standard treatments* Herbal remedies were sometimes effective* The Indians taught remedies to settlers* Ideas about cleanliness and nutrition* Early vitamin discoveries* Contaminated food and milk* Environmental health problems* Childhood diseases* Epidemics: cholera, typhus, smallpox and TB* Education of the early doctors* Great contributors to medicine: Harvey, Galen, Jenner, Pasteur and Lister* The early apothecaries* Other healers: phrenologists, tooth-pullers, homeopaths and quacks* Anesthetics and germ-free surgery* Scientific medicine offers new hope* Back to basics of nutrition and exercise
Publisher: New York : Crabtree, 1983.
ISBN: 9780865050310
Characteristics: 64 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm.


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