Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781942186328
1942186320
Branch Call Number: Y610.973 YOU
Characteristics: 110 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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history of medicine

The heroic method–medical practices that included bleeding, blistering, and purging–was employed in the United States into the mid-1800s, generally causing more harm (pain and death) than good. Learn about horrific medical care in early US history.

Nonfiction. True Crime. History

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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ArapahoeStaff1 Feb 14, 2017

This gruesome book is fantastic at really getting the message across that the medical field has struggled. It also discusses how a population can get caught up in scare tactics and how misinformation can lead to a "cure," but really be more detrimental to a person, even deadly. This is a very graphic book, BUT it's perfect for giving accurate information about a topic that doesn't get a lot of promotion among teens and tweens.

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