Strange Medicine pg. 1 Bloodletting Bloodletting Civil War Medicine What's Old is New

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microscopic organisms that caused diseases.
During the 1700's doctors had no knowledge of

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the stick the patient squeezes to dilate or expand the veins.
The red stripe represents the blood that was drawn, the white strip represents tourniquet that was used and the pole represents

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Bloodletting
George Washington was a great believer of this practice

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5 feet
Stacks of amputated limbs sometimes piled up to

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leeches and maggots
These are two old remedies

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medical theories.
To explain diseases, doctors relied on

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symbol of the bloodletting practice of the 1700's-1800's
The red and white stripe pole we wee in barber shops today is a

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1900
Bloodletting was exposed as a risky and undesirable practice by this year

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chloroform
This was used as an anesthetic to reduce the trauma of amputations

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headaches, ear infections, and hemorrhoids.
Leeches and maggots were used to treat

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bloodletting, blistering, and purging.
Name 3 of the most popular treatment methods of the 1700's..

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performed the procedure.
Often doctors prescribed bloodletting but barber surgeons usually

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Bloodletting practice
What killed George Washington?

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surgeon's camp.
The most painful scene to observe on the battle field was the

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cleanse wounds and keep them free of infection
Maggots helped

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blistering also known as cupping.
This remedy was used to treat respiratory illness

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drawing large quantities of "bad blood" so new healthy blood could fill up the body.
Bloodletting involved

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8 pints of blood from George Washington's body,
After suffering from a severe throat infection, doctors removed

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amputation
This became the treatment of choice for injuries to a leg or an arm

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antibiotics
Maggots were replaced by

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35 years. Explain why?
The average life expectancy in the 1700's was

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everything from high blood pressure, to fevers, to disease.
Bloodletting was thought to cure

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phlebotomist
This skilled technician draws blood from people in modern times

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drink whiskey or bite on a bullet
When chloroform was not available, soldiers would do these two things to tolerate the pain:

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biotherapy
The use of living animals to treat illnesses is called

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