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J. Marin Younker, Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine - middle grade/high school!

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Thu, 11/10/2016 - 2:00pm
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Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge chronicles the prescientific era of American medicine, a time when leeches were the state of the art, ignorance reigned, and people's best chance of survival often lay in just avoiding the medical profession entirely. Riots over the medical use of cadavers. Public access to institutions for the insane. And full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine. Join Marin Younker as she exposes the extraordinary practices of American medical history.

J. Marin Younker worked as a public librarian for thirteen years, book-talking in the schools, leading book groups, talking to teens and managing teen collections. She earned a degree in History from Western Washington University, and now lives in the Seattle area with her family and animal menagerie.

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ISBN: 9781942186328
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Zest Books - October 25th, 2016