Devils, Drugs and Doctors. The Story of the Science of Healing from Medicine-Man to Doctor.

By: Haggard, Howard W.

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xxii.405pgs. Good to Very Good condition black cloth hardcover. Corners rubbed, rear hinge loose but holding well, general wear to covers. Light foxing to enpapers, frontis and title page. Generously illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, woodcuts, portaits. Parts and Chapters: The Conquest of Death at Birth: Childbirth and Civilization, Sairey Gamps and the Midmen, The Compassion of Peter Chamberlen, "A Gentleman with Clean Hands May Carry the Disease"; The Story of Anaesthesia: "In Sorrow Thou Shalt Bring Forth Children"; The Progress of Surgery: Making an Anatomy, The Greatest Surgeon; The Passing of Plague and Pestilence: The Black Death, Pestilence and Personal Loberty, Pestilence and Moralists, The Medical Thread in the Moral Snarl; The Healing Art: The Halt, The Lame and the Blind, White Magic and Black, A Drug on the Market, The Turning Point, Toward a Better Civilization; Medicine Through the Ages: Civilization and Medicine. Index. Book #2558.