There were many techniques used for cures. Some of these cures seem barbaric in this day and age. Among these were bleeding, blistering, medicines, and purging by either emetic, or enema (Dary, 2008, p. 28).Blistering was the act of placing a hot object on the body and forming a blister. The pus that would come from the wound was considered the disease leaving the body. Barbers evolved from ancient medicine men and believed that good and bad spirits entered the body through the hair; this in turn evolved so that barbers became blood letters. Surgery became better respected after the French king Louis XIV’s anal fistula procedure (Dary, 2008). King Louis was also very fond of his enemas as was most people in that time period. They believed it was a cure all for every malady. I was extremely excited to come across the origins of a saying I still say today, “starve a fever and feed a cold. This saying originated when medicines became in greater use. All of these different ways of treating disease were considered “heroic medicine” (Dary, 2008). Leeches are still used to this day as I became intimately familiar with these after working on a burn unit at a previous hospital. If ever given the chance, ask them about their pets, they are proud to show them off! Dr. Benjamin Rush was a prominent, respected physician and one of four that signed the Declararion of Independence. He leaned heavily on bloodlettimg and purging. He was ignorant of the Native American study of medicine due mostly to the fact that he only studied the Philadelphia tribe. He automatically dismissed the Indians use of plants, trees, and herbs. He influenced the expedition of Lewis and Clark by freely giving his medical advice and gathering a list of questions that he wanted them to ask the many tribes they would come across. No one knows if they ever got back with Dr. Rush and discussed their findings. Dr. Rush also gave Lewis the 11 commandments for preserving their health. Lewis and Clark not only used this knowledge of Dr. Rush but expanded on it with their own knowledge of field medicine. Lewis carefully documented on each illness that afflicted his team and the people he treated. This attention to detail is the basis for what we use today as the diagnosis (Dary, 2008). There were three known physicians during the early republic of the United States that contributed to what…
Question: Account for the early Success of the Confederacy
The Confederate State’s at the outset of the American Civil had distinct advantages over the Union and possessed an opportunity to ensure a short victory. The South was fighting a defensive war, with the Union under President Abraham Lincoln’s goal, to occupy the South and restore the Union. There were a number of factors that influenced the early Success of the South and the opportunity for victory. The South possessed exemplary leaders…
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• Charles of Stuart was born in St James’s
Palace on May 29, 1630. He was 12 when
the Civil War began. His predecessor was
Charles I and Henrietta Maria. Charles II
was baptised in the Chapel Royal on June
27 by Bishop of London William Laud. His
father had fought in the English Civil War
against the Parliamentary and Puritan
Early Life (cont.)
• Two years later after the Civil War began,
he was declared nominal commander-inchief in England…
people and not of states.
Prior to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Lincoln tried many persuasive arguments to preserve the Union. He contended that; “in view of the Constitution and the law, the union is unbroken”. Despite his efforts seven states had seceded by his inauguration in March 1861, and after the firing on Fort Sumter the Civil War was in progress.
The abolitionist movement, the women’s suffrage movement, and the 1960’s civil rights movement are all examples of reform efforts that…
Peace Democrats US Democrats who didn't support the war and hoped to reunite the states through negotiation
Greenbacks paper money
Trent Affair The incident in which a Union warship stopped a British steamer and removed two Confederate diplomats
Attrition a gradual reduction;a wearing down to weaken or destroy
Copperheads Democrats who opposed the civil war
Anaconda Plan Union plan to block all of the Confederate's resources, strangling them economically by taking over water ways with the navy…
Possible topics for written paragraphs:
~Colonial Settlement and Expansion (Jamestown, Mass Bay)
~Bill of Rights/Constitution
~Birth of the Early Republic
~Expansion into the west (conflicts, movements, etc.)
~Industrial Revolution and Reform Movements
~Expansion of slavery
As you are studying for the exam, be comfortable with all of the content terminology (Key Topics of Interest) and be able to apply your understanding of them to the Overarching…
There are many significant events that have shaped America as we know it today. The most important event in early American history is the Civil War. The Civil War had a significant economic, political, and social implication. The Civil war of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation we were.
The Civil War started because of uncompromising differences between the free and slave states over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states…
causes of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s leadership
Abraham Lincoln suffered extraordinary pressures during the civil war. He carries on despite generals who weren’t ready to fight, assassinations threats, huge loss of life on the battle fields, and opposition from groups such as the copperheads. However, Lincoln remained brave and ready for anything. He didn’t give in to the pressure and end the war early. He kept fighting until the enemy was defeated.
Throughout the civil war Abraham Lincoln…
Washington and Du Bois set the foundation for civil rights along with the Second World War; however other individuals such as Martin Luther King help to actively progress the movement. Along with this the government and various presidents more so in the latter of the period of 1877-1981 helped to change attitudes and enforce legislation which was vital in reducing racial discrimination in the USA.
Booker T Washington began to provide the foundations to the civil rights movement in his actions. Although…
Mexican War. “During the 1864-65 Siege of Petersburg, Grant was, according to some accounts, deliberately fed liquor by a senior subordinate, then placed on his horse and sent back to his headquarters covered in vomit (Showauer).”
Others may bring up the fact that at the beginning of the Civil War General Grant attacked off guard at times, completely by surprise at Shiloh and nearly lost his army there. However during the Civil War he may have been caught off guard multiple times during the war. The…
Civil War Legislation
Laws governing the rights of citizens have changed throughout the history of the United States. Important legislation that significantly shaped our nation was passed during the Civil War era. The most controversial laws during this time dealt with the issue of slavery and conduct of war. Among these were the slave codes, laws of war, and civil rights amendments.
The issue of slavery had been at the root of every major conflict between the North and South since the 1780’s…