Frontier Medicine



Frontier Medicine In this intriguing narrative, David Dary charts how American medicine has evolved since 1492, when New World settlers first began combining European remedies with the traditional practices of the native populations It s a story filled with colorful characters, from quacks and con artists to heroic healers and ingenious medicine men, and Dary tells it with an engaging style and an eye for the telling detail Dary also charts the evolution of American medicine from these trial and error roots to its contemporary high tech, high cost pharmaceutical and medical industry Packed with fascinating facts about our medical past, Frontier Medicine is an engaging and illuminating history of how our modern medical system came into being From the Trade Paperback edition. Free Read [ Frontier Medicine ] By [ David Dary ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 400 pages
  • Frontier Medicine
  • David Dary
  • English
  • 20 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Frontier Medicine

  1. Zoe says:

    Interesting topic but poor execution, I could not get through this author s wandering and redundant writing style Plus, I wanted to hearabout nurses

  2. Lissa Notreallywolf says:

    Thus far I am disappointed in this book It s not that I am not learning anything, it s that I am not enjoying the process as much as I might like I have preferred Finger s Doctor Franklin and Angelic Conjunction to this book Some of my current concerns involve the understated tuberculosis epidemic in Europe and America, the fact that he states that at the time of the Civil War people were taking asprin in addition to self medicating with alcohol asprin, a buffered form of an acid found in Thus far I am disappointed in this book It s not that I am not learning anything, it s that I am not enjoying the process as much as I might like I have preferred Finger s Doctor Franklin and Angelic Conjunction to this book Some of my current concerns involve the understated tuberculosis epidemic in Europe and America, the fact that he states that at the time of the Civil War people were taking asprin in addition to self medicating with alcohol asprin, a buffered form of an acid found in willow bark, was invented in 1897 The glossary does not include the weirdly named remedies of historical medicine, and frankly I cannot always easily recall the agent in Glaubers salts The index is far les...

  3. Sarah Beth says:

    This work of non fiction gives an overview of American frontier medicine from the Native Americans through the beginning of World War II Drawing on research from a variety of sources including diaries, letters, advertisements, medical records, and pharmacological accounts, Dary provides an overview of medicine as practiced by fur traders, on the Oregon trail, among soldiers, on homesteads, by midwives, and insight into the use of quack medical practices.The theme of this book illustrates that This work of non fiction gives an overview of American frontier medicine from the Native Americans through the beginning of World War II Drawing on research from a variety of sources including diaries, letters, advertisements, medical records, and pharmacological accounts, Dary provides an overview of medicine as practiced by fur traders, on the Oregon trail, among soldiers, on homesteads, by midwives, and insight into the use of quack medical practices.The theme of this book illustrates that early American medical training was poor and unregulated and whether or not early Americans rec...

  4. Mike says:

    Medical history has become over the past twenty years one of the most interesting sub fields of American and world history as it shows, at its best, the plight of suffering of people in combat against pathogens and trauma and the efforts of physicians, nurses, and others to better the world one life at a time In doing so, the history of medicine also becomes the history of towns, cities, states, nations, and cultures It displays the trajectory of human evolution forward, away from superstition Medical history has become over the past twenty years one of the most interesting sub fields of American and world history as it shows, at its best, the plight of suffering of people in combat against pathogens and trauma and the efforts of physicians, nurses, and others to better the world one life at a time In doing so, the history of medicine also becomes the history of towns, cities, states, nations, and cultures It displays the trajectory of human evolution forward, away from superstition and towards sc...

  5. Caroline says:

    I did enjoy this book, although I have to say it was less through the skill of the author anda result of the sheer interestingness of the topic A history of medicine on the American frontier would, one would expect, be filled with gunshots and explosions, gruesome amputations and wild and wacky remedies, replete with many moments of ewww, they didn t And this was, don t get me wrong It covers Native American traditions, Chinese medicine, midwives and women doctors, mountain men and I did enjoy this book, although I have to say it was less through the skill of the author anda result of the sheer interestingness of the topic A history of medicine on the American frontier would, one would expect, be filled with gunshots and explosions, gruesome amputations and wild and wacky remedies, replete with many moments of ewww, they didn t And this was, don t get me wrong It covers Native American traditions, Chinese medicine, midwives and women doctors, mountain men and mountebanks, quacks and pharmacists You even learn the medicinal roots of Coca cola and Dr Pepper.In the hands of askilled writer this could have been a 5 star read, but too often Da...

  6. Rosy says:

    Another noun who did something related to the last anecdote was name BornIf I see another second sentence beginning Born I might have an apoplexy myself This is the most boring interesting book I can remember reading There is a lot of interesting stuff in here, and evenpotentially interesting stuff sometimes that potential is tantalizing But as a historian, the author seems to have simply collected all his anecdotes, created some broad categories, and then within each Another noun who did something related to the last anecdote was name BornIf I see another second sentence beginning Born I might have an apoplexy myself This is the most boring interesting book I can remember reading There is a lot of interesting stuff in here, and evenpotentially interesting stuff sometimes that potential is tantalizing But as a historian, the author seems to have simply collected all his anecdotes, created some broad categories, and then within each category simply piled all the anecdotes on top on one another and that s it I would have liked muchdiscussion on theories about why certain remedies worked or did not work and what relation they bear to the scientific medicine of today I would have liked to have learneda...

  7. Beth says:

    I am enjoying this read immensely However, as much fun as it is for me to read wacky medical accounts that are listed with very little in the way of transitions, Dary would have done better for himself had he created a story chronologically, instead of topically, with so many different subdivisions I ma enjoying myself, but it isn t a smooth ride with any kind of discernable arc.Earlier I can t WAIT to find time to read this one Don t worry, I will tell you ALL about primitive surgery and I am enjoying this read immensely However, as much fun as it is for me to read wacky medical accounts that are listed with very little in the way of transitions, Dary would have done better for himself had he created a story chronologically, instead of topically, with so many different subdivisions I ma enjoying myself, but it isn t a...

  8. Lucy Gunn says:

    I thought this book was interesting, have kept it around for years and read at least part of itthan once, which gets it 4 stars My husband also enjoyed it But this book is too dense to find information When I read it the first time I enjoyed the author s perip...

  9. Eric Mccutcheon says:

    I did not care for this book While the subject matter would seemingly be full of promise, the execution was poor My biggest complaint is the lack of organization and the need to list every doctor he could find information about Instead of concentrating on one or two doctors for the subjects he found interesting, and then using those doctors stories as the framework for a discussion on those subjects, the author proved his point by repeating the same idea over and over again Very dry and I did not care for this book While the subject matter would seemingly be full of promise, the execution was poor My biggest complaint is the lack of organization an...

  10. Connie Lindstrom says:

    Better approached as a selection of interesting anecdotes There didn t really seem to be much of a chronology or overarching purpose, and I feel like I d read a lot of this material before, and coveredeffectively, in ...

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