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published: Mar 1991
ISBN:9780865050310
publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

Early Health and Medicine

by Bobbie Kalman

tagged: colonial & revolutionary periods, first aid, customs, traditions, anthropology
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ISBN:9780865050310
publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Description

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

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 9
Grade:
3 to 4

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