Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by David J. Peck, David Peck
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Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This absorbing book is a vivid and compelling narrative of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.It is evident that Dr. Peck has a thorough understanding of the Lewis & Clark Journals. He is historically accurate, & writes so the nonmedical reader can understand the medical trials & tribulations encountered by the Corps. Of particular interest is the account of Sacagawea and her role with the Expedition. Or Perish in the Attempt is an excellent contribution to the chronicles of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Peck's book is a great read and very timely in that this medical angle on the expedition has not been covered as well as he has in the past. Peck goes into great detail, in a very understandable and entertaining manner about the adventure aspect as well as the medicine of the era, various health problems encountered and with his background as a former high school biology teacher he explains things in a very compelling manner. I would recommend this book for anyone...Lewis and Clark buff as well as others. It is a great read! Foreword by Moira Ambrose, wife of Stephen Ambrose, nationally known Lewis and Clark expert. This book is the gold standard for this subject and serves as an excellent introduction to the entire expedition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very engaging and entertaining,humorous book. The author explains medical aspects to the layman and I felt as if I had gone on the Corps of Discovery's expedition along with them. A vivid description of the hardships involved during the trip. Very inspirational and infor