Synopses & Reviews
Bear attacks! Hypothermia! Falling from cliffs! "Lewis and Clark: Doctors in the Wilderness" examines early 19th-century medical standards and techniques, while offering a unique perspective on the expedition that opened the American West. A comparison between past and present wilderness emergencies and treatments is also presented.
A vivid account of the dangers, emergencies, and doctoring on America's most famous expedition of discovery.
About the Author
Bruce Paton, MD, was born in India, educated in Scotland, served as a lieutenant in Royal Marine Command, graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh, and worked as a doctor in Kenya and Scotland before coming to the United States as a research fellow in surgery.