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Children's Nonfiction Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

Early Health and Medicine

by (author) Bobbie Kalman

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Mar 1991
Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology, First Aid
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1991
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1991
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4


Topics covered: • Early attitudes to health and medicine • The lack of knowledge about germs and disease caused the early settlers to wrongly treat the patient • Bleeding, blistering and amputation were standard treatments • Herbal remedies were sometimes effective • The Indians taught remedies to settlers • Ideas about cleanliness and nutrition • Early vitamin discoveries • Contaminated food and milk • Environmental health problems • Childhood diseases • Epidemics: cholera, typhus, smallpox and TB • Education of the early doctors • Great contributors to medicine: Harvey, Galen, Jenner, Pasteur and Lister • The early apothecaries • Other healers: phrenologists, tooth-pullers, homeopaths and quacks • Anesthetics and germ-free surgery • Scientific medicine offers new hope • Back to basics of nutrition and exercise

About the author

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