Revolutionary Medicine, 2nd (Illustrated Living History Series)
C Keith Wilbur
Globe Pequot (1997)
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Medicine, Military, Medicine, Military - United States - History - 18th Century, Medicine, Military/ United States/ History/ 18th Century, United States, United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Medical Care
Paperback 9780762701391
In 1775, when the staggering medical crisis known as the Revolutionary War exploded, less than 12 percent of the colonies' practicing physicians held a medical degree. And those few with degrees had graduated without ever seeing a patient. Here are their struggles, their strategies, their odd treatments, and their theories. From makeshift ambulances and wigwam hospitals to herbal drugs and 'cookbook' doctoring, this fascinating chronicle of the crusade against disease underscores the ingeniousness of America's most daring fighting men.

Product Details
Language English
LoC Classification E283 .W54 1997
Dewey 973.375
Cover Price $16.00
No. of Pages 96
Height x Width 279 x 216 mm