Revolutionary Medicine 1700-1800 by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D.


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This is a wonderful larger paperback. Fifth Printing 1988 Globe Pequot Press. Crisp and clean, unmarked inside with clean shiny cover.

From hair raising frontier surgery and "spirit" tranquilizers, here are the beginnings of American medicine. From bloodletting to epidemics, amputations to dentures, this book covers early medicine. In 1775 when the medical crisis of the Revolutionary War began, less than 12% of the colonies practicing physicians held a medical degree. Many of the rest were awarded a degree without every seeing a patient. In this book are their struggles, their strategies, odd treatments and theories. Fascinating chronicle of early medicine. Lavishly illustrated, gruesome and informative, this book is sure to be an eyeopening view of early America and medicine.

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