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French Ambulance during American Civil War
Aug 17

History of Medicine 1800-1850

History of Medicine

“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 Democratic Republic 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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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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