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Frontier Medicine: From the Atlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941 (Vintage International)

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In this intriguing narrative, David Dary charts how American medicine has evolved since 1492, when New World settlers first began combining European remedies with the traditional practices of the native populations. Its a story filled with colorful characters, from quacks and con artists to heroic healers and ingenious medicine men, and Dary tells it with an engaging style and an eye for the telling detail. Dary also charts the evolution of American medicine from these trial-and-error roots to its contemporary high-tech, high-cost pharmaceutical and medical industry.

Packed with fascinating facts about our medical past, Frontier Medicine is an engaging and illuminating history of how our modern medical system came into being.

About the Author

David Dary is the author of more than a dozen previous books including The Buffalo Book, Cowboy Culture, Entrepreneurs of the Old West, Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, Red Blood and Black Ink, The Santa Fe Trail, The Oregon Trail, and True Tales of the Prairies and Plains. He is the recipient of two Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, two Western Writers of America Spur Awards, the WWAs Wister Owen Award for lifetime achievement, the Westerners International Best Nonfiction Book Award, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book 2008 Arrell Gibson Award for lifetime achievement. Frontier Medicine won the Alvarez Award from the American Medical Writers Association. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307455420
Author:
Dary, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Medicine -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
84 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
Pages:
402
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x.84 in. .83 lbs.

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