Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

eBook - 2016
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Riots over the medical use of cadavers. Public access to institutions for the insane. And full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine. Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s. It's hard to believe that today's cutting-edge medicine originated from such crude beginnings, but this book reminds us to be grateful for today's medical care, while also raising the question: what current medical practices will be the.
Publisher: Boston : Zest, 2016
Characteristics: 1 online resource (114 pages)
ISBN: 9781942186335 (electronic bk.)
1942186339 (electronic bk.)
Call Number: OVERDRIVE

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ArapahoeStaff1 Feb 14, 2017

This gruesome book is fantastic at really getting the message across that the medical field has struggled. It also discusses how a population can get caught up in scare tactics and how misinformation can lead to a "cure," but really be more detrimental to a person, even deadly. This is a very graphic book, BUT it's perfect for giving accurate information about a topic that doesn't get a lot of promotion among teens and tweens.


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