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Lewis and Clark: Doctors in the Wilderness
Bruce C. Paton (au)
Bear attacks! Hypothermia! Malaria! Rejoin Lewis & Clark (L&C) in this vivid account of the dangers, emergencies, & med. practices encountered during their historic expedition of 1803 to 1806! Examines early 19th-cent. med. standards & techniques. Explores the various med. dilemmas the expedition encountered, incl. malnutrition & disease epidemics. Discusses the exchange of health care for food & horses that occurred between L&C & Native Americans. Examines the preparations made for the journey, the med. advice received, & the medications & med. supplies that were taken. Describes in nontechnical language the state of med. knowledge in 1800 & helps us to understand how the expedition succeeded with so few med. disasters. Map.
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