*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*
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.
Can’t make it to an event? No problem! You can pre-pay and receive a signed, personalized copy of the book you want. We ship!