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text Marketplace of the marvelous : the strange origins of modern medicine

Summary

Looks at some of the stranger medical treatments in use in the nineteenth century, including bloodletting, phrenology, and hydropathy, and shows how these "quack" cures have influenced medicine today.

Contents
Medicine at the crossroads -- Every man his own physician : Thomson's botanic medicine -- The only true science of the mind : phrenology -- Quenching thirst, healing pain : hydropathy -- Dilutions of health : homeopathy -- Hypnotized : Mesmer and ... Read more
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Description
337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher
Random House Inc 2014

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TADL-WOOD 610 JAN in Adult Non-fiction Available

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