This second edition of the classic "Medicine and the Mormons" provides a wealth of information presented in a readable and usable format on a subject that accommodates the interests of many including:
* A thoroughly interesting and entertaining overview of medicine as it was practiced during the 18th through early 20th centuries
* A close examination of the medical problems encountered by Joseph Smith and his family prior to the restoration of the Church in 1830
* Descriptions of the health issues encountered in the Mormon movement westward, including the cholera endemic that ravaged Zion's camp and the difficulties of the Missouri colonization
* A revealing look at the severe medical challenges posed by the settlement of the city of Nauvoo, in the swampy lowlands of the Mississippi River shore.
* Details of the formidable medical problems encountered in the westward migration of the Mormons and in the epic march of the Mormon Battalion.
* Descriptions of botanical remedies used during the Utah territorial period
* An account of Brigham Young's callings of missionaries and women to the East to attend medical schools
* Glimpses into the important role of the Relief Society in the training of doctors, midwives and nurses and running of an early Utah hospital
* Commentary on the LDS Hospital system
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