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  • 1. Medicine in New England Renaissance
    By Ashley Nedley
    4/29/11
  • 2. Inventions
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Role of Women in Medicine
  • 5. THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS WOMEN IN MEDICINE!!!!!
    Good for making babies and being a wife to their husbands
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Diseases
    Syphilis
    Treated with Arsenic and Mercury
    Many died from Mercury Poisoning
    TB
    Treated With:
    Smoking tobacco
    Cod Liver Oil
    Onion Stew
    Mercury
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Works Cited
    "Doctors and Diseases on the Oregon Trail." Historic Oregon City. Web. 25 Apr. 2011. <http://www.historicoregoncity.org/HOC/index.php/end-of-the-oregon-trail-history/oregon-trail-history/104-doctorsdiseases>.
    "Modern Medicine in the 19th Century." Canadian Online Pharmacy | Canada Pharmacy | Prescription Drugs Online | Mail Order Rx Drug Store. Web. 25 April 2011. <http://www.buylowdrugs.com/pharmacy-articles/Modern-Medicine-in-the-19th-Century.php>.
    "Overview: Medicine 1800-1899 Summary | BookRags.com." BookRags.com | Study Guides, Lesson Plans, Book Summaries and More. Web. 25 April 2011. http://www.bookrags.com/research/overview-medicine-1800-1899-scit-051234/>.
    "What Was The State of Medicine in the 1800s?" Nova Scotia Museum. Web. 25 Apr. 2011. <http://museum.gov.ns.ca/sv/history/medicine/_1_4.html>.
    "19th Century Medicine." A Short History of Medical Careers. Web. 25 Apr. 2011. <http://library.thinkquest.org/15569/hist-9.html>.