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Gold Rush Medicine
Immigrants traveling to California for the Gold Rush were subjected to numerous devastating diseases at a time when doctors were unable to provide specific treatment, and many of the doctors were really not doctors. Thousands died from various epidemics at a time in history when the most advanced medical treatment consisted of bleeding, cupping, puking, purging and the use of “drugs” such as mercury and arsenic. And the treatment for an open fracture was a saw. Dr. LaPerriere’s presentationView more
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