Frontier Medicine

Author: David Dary
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307455424
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Frontier Medicine. From the era of exploration to the beginning of World War II, a compelling study of the evolution of American medicine draws on diaries, newspapers, letters, advertisements, and medical records to detail traditional Indian medical practices, home remedies of early settlers, the role of country doctors and midwives, army medicine, the formation of the AMA, and beyond. 20,000 first printing.

Lotions Potions Pills And Magic

Author: Elaine G. Breslaw
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479807044
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Lotions Potions Pills And Magic. Health in early America was generally good. The food was plentiful, the air and water were clean, and people tended to enjoy strong constitutions as a result of this environment. Practitioners of traditional forms of health care enjoyed high social status, and the cures they offered—from purging to mere palliatives—carried a powerful authority. Consequently, most American doctors felt little need to keep up with Europe’s medical advances relying heavily on their traditional depletion methods. However, in the years following the American Revolution as poverty increased and America’s water and air became more polluted, people grew sicker. Traditional medicine became increasingly ineffective. Instead, Americans sought out both older and newer forms of alternative medicine and people who embraced these methods: midwives, folk healers, Native American shamans, African obeahs and the new botanical and water cure advocates. In this overview of health and healing in early America, Elaine G. Breslaw describes the evolution of public health crises and solutions. Breslaw examines “ethnic borrowings” (of both disease and treatment) of early American medicine and the tension between trained doctors and the lay public. While orthodox medicine never fully lost its authority, Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic argues that their ascendance over other healers didn’t begin until the early twentieth century, as germ theory finally migrated from Europe to the United States and American medical education achieved professional standing.

Author: Томас Кініллі
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661496730
Size: 24.37 MB
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. Його ім’я відоме усьому світу і вже давно стало називним. Оскар Шиндлер. Людина, яка довела, що можна здійснити справжнє диво — подарувати життя… Дати шанс на порятунок тоді, коли сподіватися вже нема на що… На початку Другої світової німецький підприємець Оскар Шиндлер відкрив у Польщі фабрику, на якій виробляли емальований посуд. І ця фабрика, де працювали євреї з гетто, стала для них немов Ноєвим ковчегом… Коли було ухвалено рішення про знищення краківського гетто, Шиндлеру неймовірними зусиллями вдалося вивезти своїх робітників і захистити їх від жаху табору смерті Аушвіцу. Він урятував майже 1300 євреїв. Більше, ніж будь-хто за всю історію найстрашнішої в історії людства війни…

America History And Life

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America History And Life. Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.