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C, Not really but you might find this a help: Historian Documents Harsh Realities of Early American Medicine


Reporter: What did early American medicine look like?
Breslaw: Nothing like medicine today. There were no vaccines or antibiotics. There was no way of curing disease, and no way to diagnose what was happening in the body, partly because they didn’t understand what was causing disease. If anything, early American medicine reflects a lot of the folklore today and some of the alternative medical theories that people have. In fact, some of today’s alternative medical theories are an outgrowth of what had been early, prescientific medicine.”