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Developments Surgery No sanitation No Protection Disease Spreading Home Remedies Disinfecting surgical tools (late 1860s) Idea was presented in 1850 but not introduced until the 60s Preventive Medicine Vaccines (small pox) Alternative Medicine “Medieval” or “Cave Man” Cutting and draining Breaking
THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS WOMEN IN MEDICINE!!!!! Good for making babies and being a wife to their husbands
Scientific Research Anatomical Physicals Preventive Medicine Vaccines “Cures” Clinical Statistics Percentages Postmortem Findings Autopsy Chest Percussions Listening to the heart with the newly discovered stethoscope
Diseases Syphilis Treated with Arsenic and Mercury Many died from Mercury Poisoning TB Treated With: Smoking tobacco Cod Liver Oil Onion Stew Mercury
Diseases Cholera No official treatment; Mercury Dengue Fever Immobilizing joint pain Broken bones No possible treatment Diptheria Influenza Malaria Food Poisoning --- MOST COMMON Typhoid Fever Typhus Yellow Fever
Treatments Cutting veins – Fever Dover’s Powder Opium and I Pecae Treated: pain and induced sweating Black Drops Opium in vinegar Laudanam Opium, alcohol, sugar Dragon’s Blood Red pain resin Treat impressions in the blood
Treatments Glue Soap Castor Oil Carbonate (milk) of Magnesia Opium Iobelia Juniper Berries Tree Bark Chili Peppers Garlic Calomel Hypnotism ALL OF THESE WERE TRIED TO CURE SEVERAL DISEASES BUT NONE PREVAILED
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