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Medicine in the Old West

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The healing arts as practiced in the Old West often meant the difference between life and death for American pioneers. Whether the challenge was sickness, an Indian arrow, a gunshot wound, or a fall from a horse, a pioneer in the western territories required care for medical emergencies, but often had to make do until a doctor could be found. This historical overview addresses the perils to health that were present during the expansion of the American frontier, and the methods used by doctors to treat and overcome them. Numerous black and white photographs are provided, as well as a glossary of medical terms. Appendices list drugs commonly used from 1850-1900 and surgical instruments found in a typical doctor's kit of the era.

Author Biography

Jeremy Agnew, a biomedical electronics consultant, has written several books on the Old West. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
88 photographs, glossary, appendices, notes, chronology, bibliography, index
Imprint
McFarland & Co Inc
Pages
264
Dimensions
153x229x15
ISBN-13
9780786446230
Product ID
3971419

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