May 15, 2021

Early American Medicine

Early American Medicine

In this episode I discuss some of the early treatment methods and individuals responsible for aiding those living in early America. From Barber Surgeons to Medicine Men, bloodletting to snake oil, getting sick in the nineteenth century was no laughing matter.

Prepare yourself for this one - it's a bit gross.

Sources Used In This Episode

Robinson, Martha K. “Medicine (Colonial Era).” The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.(LINK)

Backus, Paige Gibbons. “Changes in Medicine During the 19th Century.” American Battlefield Trust. October 28, 2020. (LINK)

Breslaw, Elaine G. “What Was Healthcare Like in the 1800’s?” History News Network. December 10, 2012. (LINK)

Holland, Bryn. “7 of the Most Outrageous Medical Treatments in History.” September 5, 2017. Updated April 1, 2019. (LINK)

Connerton, Winifred C. “Midwifery.” (LINK)

Koithan, Mary, and Cynthia Farrell. “Indigenous Native American Healing Traditions.” The journal for nurse practitioners : JNP vol. 6,6 (2010): 477-478. doi:10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.03.016 (LINK)

Martha Ballard Chronology. (LINK)

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