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French Ambulance during American Civil War
Aug 17

History of Medicine 1800-1850

Miscellaneous

“Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.” Moliere The Revolutionary war is ended, a new century is begun, our first president has passed away and we are the freest society in the modern world. So, what are your options if you become ill? If you lived in the cities your first […]

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Aug 17

The History of Medicine in America

Miscellaneous

The Settlers Arrive There were two physicians on the Mayflower. One was Myles Standish, the commander of the Mayflower. He was an officer in the British army, a magistrate, an engineer, an explorer, an interpreter, a merchant, and a physician. Called the Hero of New England, Standish’s formal education was in the military and, like […]

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Snake Oil Poster
Dec 07

The History Of Quackery

History of Medicine

Mercury, the element, not the planet, was nicknamed “quicksilver” because it is silver in color and a liquid at room temperature. In German, the word is “quacksalber.” Mercury is a toxic heavy metal. In the fifteen hundreds, physicians were a highly untrained lot, having learned most of their trade as apprentices. Herbalism was the medicine […]

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