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Early health & medicine
Kalman, Bobbie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Crabtree Pub., 1991.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.3 3.0 15915.

Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Clearfield Library R149 .K34 1991 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Topics covered:* Early attitudes to health and medicine* The lack of knowledge about germs and disease caused the early settlers to wrongly treat the patient* Bleeding, blistering and amputation were standard treatments* Herbal remedies were sometimes effective* The Indians taught remedies to settlers* Ideas about cleanliness and nutrition* Early vitamin discoveries* Contaminated food and milk* Environmental health problems* Childhood diseases* Epidemics: cholera, typhus, smallpox and TB* Education of the early doctors* Great contributors to medicine: Harvey, Galen, Jenner, Pasteur and Lister* The early apothecaries* Other healers: phrenologists, tooth-pullers, homeopaths and quacks* Anesthetics and germ-free surgery* Scientific medicine offers new hope* Back to basics of nutrition and exercise

Author Notes

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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