Healthcare in Colonial America<br />
What is healthcare?<br />Healthcare is the helping with physical and mental illnesses by professionals. <br />In the 1800’...
In the 1800’s…<br />There were not many options for medical treatment.<br />Also, it depended a lot on where you lived.<br...
Usual options for medical treatment included…<br />1) the housewife<br />The mothers of the home usually needed to know ho...
2) the midwife<br />Midwives were experts in childbirth. <br />Some midwives also helped with illness in children and adul...
3) the apothecary<br />Similar to a pharmacist. <br />Apothecaries would often create medicines through herbs and other it...
4) the surgeon<br />Many surgeons had not been formally trained to perform surgeries. <br />Surgeons frequently performed ...
5) the physician<br />Most physicians did have training in medicine. <br />Physicians were expensive and usually only in l...
Common Medical Practices in the 1800’s<br />Bloodletting<br />Bloodletting was common until the late 19th century. <br />I...
Cold, the Flu and Fever<br />Although the cold, flu and fever are very common today, many people died from these sicknesse...
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  1. 1. Healthcare in Colonial America<br />
  2. 2. What is healthcare?<br />Healthcare is the helping with physical and mental illnesses by professionals. <br />In the 1800’s, healthcare was very different than today. <br />Why? <br />
  3. 3. In the 1800’s…<br />There were not many options for medical treatment.<br />Also, it depended a lot on where you lived.<br />For example, if you lived on a farm, out in the wilderness, or in town. <br />
  4. 4. Usual options for medical treatment included…<br />1) the housewife<br />The mothers of the home usually needed to know how to care for their families. <br />Many remedies were passed down from Mother to Daughter (generations).<br />
  5. 5. 2) the midwife<br />Midwives were experts in childbirth. <br />Some midwives also helped with illness in children and adults. <br />
  6. 6. 3) the apothecary<br />Similar to a pharmacist. <br />Apothecaries would often create medicines through herbs and other items. <br />
  7. 7. 4) the surgeon<br />Many surgeons had not been formally trained to perform surgeries. <br />Surgeons frequently performed blood-letting, set bones, and performed amputations. <br />
  8. 8. 5) the physician<br />Most physicians did have training in medicine. <br />Physicians were expensive and usually only in larger cities or towns. <br />
  9. 9. Common Medical Practices in the 1800’s<br />Bloodletting<br />Bloodletting was common until the late 19th century. <br />It was the practice of removing large amounts of blood.<br />People believed bloodletting would cure diseases. <br />
  10. 10. Cold, the Flu and Fever<br />Although the cold, flu and fever are very common today, many people died from these sicknesses in the 1800’s. <br />Medical practices were different then and they did not have the same medicines to treat these sicknesses. <br />
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