By Howard W. Haggard
The first chapters learn the therapy of child-bearing girls in the course of the centuries, from practices with regards to the legends of Aesculapius and Hygeia to the lengthy conflict opposed to puerperal fever, the discovery of obstetrical forceps, and the increase of anesthesia. A profile of the growth of surgical procedure explores the violent competition to early makes an attempt at learning anatomy via human dissection, and the sluggish adoption of antiseptic rules. Quarantine, vaccination, and a heightened public know-how are stated one of the list of makes an attempt to beat plague and pestilence.
Final chapters examine religion therapeutic throughout the a while and occult practices reminiscent of exorcism and the exchange in holy relics; herb medical professionals and medieval apothecaries; the popularity of micro organism as a reason for infectious affliction; and the eventual pattern clear of remedy and towards prevention.
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