The Art and Practice of Western Medicine in the Early Nineteenth Century


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About the Book

“The main problem of leech therapy related to excessive bleeding following the removal of leeches… Another problematical situation was the inadvertent escape of leeches into the throat or stomach.”
The period 1800 to 1825 saw the beginnings of scientific exploration and debate, most of the basis for later developments. This learned overview provides fascinating information about beliefs in galvanism and bioelectric machinery, blood-letting, cesareans without anesthesia, the influence of weather and the moon, drugs, vaccination, more. Heavily illustrated.

About the Author(s)

Professor Carl J. Pfeiffer, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg has been a biomedical research scientist and teacher in both human and veterinary medical colleges.

Bibliographic Details

Carl J. Pfeiffer
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 254
Bibliographic Info: illustrations, tables, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [1985]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7611-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0602-6
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“provides a wealth of specific information about a variety of topics. The book’s value is enhanced by a large number of excellent illustrations”—Book Reviews.