Bloodletting and Germs

A Doctor in Nineteenth Century Rural New York

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A village doctor and medicine’s enlightenment.

In 1799 George Washington was bled for a sore throat. His friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush, claimed aggressive bleeding saved many patients from certain death...

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Bloodletting and Germs provides a terrific “inside view” of what it was like to be a caring physician, trying to practice scientifically-based medicine, working hard to read the literature, listen to...

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