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Early Health and Medicine

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods, customs, traditions, anthropology, first aid

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 …

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