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Bleed, blister, puke, and purge : the dirty secrets behind early American medicine

Author: J Marin Younker
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bleed, blister, puke, and purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s.
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Literature
Juvenile works
History
Young adult non-fiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Marin Younker
ISBN: 9781942186328 1942186320 9781942186502 1942186509
OCLC Number: 932576274
Description: 110 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Medicine in the new old world --
Two steps forward, one step back --
Anesthesia and Civil War medicine --
The death of heroic medicine.
Responsibility: J. Marin Younker.

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An examination of the bloody and sometimes gruesome evolution of medicine from America's colonial era up until the late 1800s.  Read more...

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"An engrossing, entertaining history of medicine for those who enjoy it told with a heavy dose of blood and guts." * Kirkus * "A compelling read that will be useful as a companion text for early U.S. Read more...

 
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