Calomel in America: Mercurial Panacea, War, Song and Ghosts

Calomel in America: Mercurial Panacea, War, Song and Ghosts

by Richard Swiderski

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Calomel in America: Mercurial Panacea, War, Song and Ghosts by Richard Swiderski

Formed as a word and a chemical compound in an culturally diverse Europe, calomel came to America as a solution to epidemics also imported. It grew into a primary gesture, both medical and commercial, of the healing professions. Opposition to its use, founded on experience with the effects of consuming it, took the form of song and satire that echoed faintly after the drug was forgotten.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014966665
Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Publication date: 07/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 235
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Until retirement an investigator with the Medical Unit of the California State Division of Workers' Compensation, Richard Swiderski, Ph.D., has had extensive research experience on science and medicine in culture. His previous publications include a book on the history of mercury.

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