Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge

The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

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Bleed, blister, puke, and purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781942186328
1942186320
Characteristics: 110 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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ArapahoeStaff1 Feb 14, 2017

This gruesome book is fantastic at really getting the message across that the medical field has struggled. It also discusses how a population can get caught up in scare tactics and how misinformation can lead to a "cure," but really be more detrimental to a person, even deadly. This is a very graphic book, BUT it's perfect for giving accurate information about a topic that doesn't get a lot of promotion among teens and tweens.

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