Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge
The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American MedicineBook - 2016
From Library Staff
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.
Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s.