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Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941

Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941

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by David Dary

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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

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Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fascinating work on the history of early medicine as it pertains to the growing frontier of America! From traditional Native American cures to the formation of the AMA, this book gives little known details of how the West was won from a medical viewpoint. Including facts about the early explorers and other well-known characters, the author keeps the reader's attention whether a history buff, medical person, or just because you enjoy great non-fiction.
Charlottes-son More than 1 year ago
I started this book looking for the kind of information about what worked then, to make it work now. But, that is now what is here. What is hear is fact based history. It is well written and informative.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read the review in a St Louis newspaper I knew I had to read this book. What I found was informative information about medicines antiquity and how medicine developed over time. The barbaric measures that were used makes me realize how lucky I am to be living in this century. It also provokes thoughts of where medicine will be in another hundred years.