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eBook Medicine in the Old West: A History, 1850-1900 ePub

by Jeremy Agnew

  • ISBN: 0786446234
  • Category: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Jeremy Agnew
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McFarland; 1 edition (April 7, 2010)
  • Pages: 264
  • ePub book: 1314 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1806 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 223

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The healing arts as practiced in the Old West often meant the difference between life and death for American pioneers. Jeremy Agnew, a biomedical electronics consultant, has written several books on the Old West. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Whether the challenge was sickness, an Indian arrow, a gunshot wound, or a fall from a horse, a pioneer in the western territories required care for medical emergencies, but often had to make do until a doctor could be found. This historical overview addresses the perils to health that were present during the expansion of the American frontier, and the methods used by doctors to treat and overcome them.

This book is a history of the healing arts as practiced in the Old West between approximately 1850 and 1900. By 1900 this had risen to fortyeight years for men and fifty-one years for women. During the first half of the nineteenth century, medicine was still in a primitive state. The theme of the book broadly covers the perils to health that were present during the expansion of the American frontier, and the methods used by doctors to overcome them. Many babies died at birth, and many more succumbed to disease before they were five years old.

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Some books give you the most wonderful chills. And it doesn’t get much more scintillating than Medicine in the Old West: A History, 1850-1900. Agnew keeps the obvious judgments to himself (see cholera and purging above), just telling the story. Extra: Find who the real Judge Baldwin was here. In this era, people knew a little bit about the body and potential cures, but were still in the dark due to lack of technology and a reliance on heroic medicine, characterized by emptying the body of surplus humors via bloodletting or administering enemas.

Providing a more realistic view of criminal justice in the Old West, this history focuses on how criminals came into conflict with the law and how the law responded. The process is described in detail, from the common crimes of the day-such as train robbery and cattle theft-to the methods of apprehending criminals to their adjudication and punishment by incarceration, flogging or hanging.

The healing arts as practiced in the Old West often meant the difference between life and death for American pioneers. Whether the challenge was sickness, an Indian arrow, a gunshot wound, or a fall from a horse, a pioneer in the western territories required care for medical emergencies, but often had to make do until a doctor could be found. This historical overview addresses the perils to health that were present during the expansion of the American frontier, and the methods used by doctors to treat and overcome them. Numerous black and white photographs are provided, as well as a glossary of medical terms. Appendices list drugs commonly used from 1850-1900 and surgical instruments found in a typical doctor's kit of the era.

Comments

Inertedub Inertedub
Lots of interesting information, some of the chapters presented redundant information, but if you're a "go to the chapter I need to read" reader that would be great since you wouldn't miss anything, but if you read it straight through (which I did b/c of reading it on a kindle, I just don't think I should read non-fiction on a kindle because flipping through it is arduous) I noticed the repeat information bulking this book out.

No footnoted sources.
HelloBoB:D HelloBoB:D
Love this book.
Uickabrod Uickabrod
While this book does contain a comprehensive list of the various and assorted diseases contracted by pioneers in the late 1800s, the treatment of the subject matter is cursory at best. The entries primarily consist of "This is the disease. Here are the symptoms. Back then, nobody knew what caused it. It killed a lot of people. Let me mention some of the treatments tried." The entries on each disease are short, overly broad, and lack any sort of real detail regarding prevailing medical theory of the time.

In short, this is a great book if you want to know what sort of diseases the pioneers suffered. It's a terrible book if you want any in depth information about those diseases, or the common treatments for them during the late 1800s.
Nalmezar Nalmezar
I loved reading about how medicine has changed since the 1850s in the West. It makes looking at the equipment in old doctors' offices make sense.