Medicine in early new england renaissance

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  • 1. Medicine in New England Renaissance By Ashley Nedley 4/29/11

2. Inventions 3. Developments

  • Surgery
    • No sanitation
    • No Protection
    • Disease Spreading
  • Home Remedies
  • Disinfecting surgical tools (late 1860s)
    • Idea was presented in 1850 but not introduced until the 60s
  • Preventive Medicine
    • Vaccines (small pox)
  • Alternative Medicine
    • Medieval or Cave Man
      • Cutting and draining
      • Breaking

4. Role of Women in Medicine 5.

  • THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS WOMEN IN MEDICINE!!!!!
  • Good for making babies and being a wife to their husbands

6. Scientific Research

  • Anatomical
    • Physicals
  • Preventive Medicine
    • Vaccines
    • Cures
  • Clinical Statistics
    • Percentages
  • Postmortem Findings
    • Autopsy
  • Chest Percussions
    • Listening to the heart with the newly discovered stethoscope

7. Diseases

  • Syphilis
    • Treated with Arsenic and Mercury
    • Many died from Mercury Poisoning
  • TB
    • Treated With:
      • Smoking tobacco
      • Cod Liver Oil
      • Onion Stew
      • Mercury

8. Diseases

  • Cholera
    • No official treatment; Mercury
  • Dengue Fever
    • Immobilizing joint pain
    • Broken bones
    • No possible treatment
  • Diptheria
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Food Poisoning --- MOST COMMON
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Typhus
  • Yellow Fever

9. Treatments

  • Cutting veins Fever
  • Dovers Powder
    • Opium and I Pecae
    • Treated: pain and induced sweating
  • Black Drops
    • Opium in vinegar
  • Laudanam
    • Opium, alcohol, sugar
  • Dragons Blood
    • Red pain resin
    • Treat impressions in the blood

10. Treatments ALL OF THESE WERE TRIED TO CURE SEVERAL DISEASES BUT NONE PREVAILED 11. Works Cited

  • "Doctors and Diseases on the Oregon Trail."Historic Oregon City . Web. 25 Apr. 2011. .
  • "Modern Medicine in the 19th Century."Canadian Online Pharmacy | Canada Pharmacy | Prescription Drugs Online | Mail Order Rx Drug Store . Web. 25 April 2011. .
  • "Overview: Medicine 1800-1899 Summary | BookRags.com."BookRags.com | Study Guides, Lesson Plans, Book Summaries and More . Web. 25 April 2011. http://www.bookrags.com/research/overview-medicine-1800-1899-scit-051234/>.
  • "What Was The State of Medicine in the 1800s?"Nova Scotia Museum . Web. 25 Apr. 2011. .
  • "19th Century Medicine."A Short History of Medical Careers . Web. 25 Apr. 2011. .