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Bizarre medicine : unusual treatments and practices through the ages

Author
Engs, Ruth Clifford
Title
Bizarre medicine : unusual treatments and practices through the ages / Ruth Clifford Engs.
Format
Book
Published
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2022] ©2022
Description
xix, 349 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index. Signed by author and inscribed to "the patrons of the Kinsey Institute Library"
Contents
  • Appendicitis
  • Arthritis, rheumatism, and gout
  • Back pain and spine issues
  • Birth defects and congenital anomalies
  • Bites : mammals and reptiles
  • Bites and stings : insects and arachnids
  • Bowel and rectal issues
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular (heart) diseases
  • Childbirth : maternal complications
  • Childbirth and the normal postpartum period
  • Childhood diseases
  • Cholera
  • Common cold and other nasal issues
  • Coughs, bronchitis, and laryngitis
  • Depression and melancholia
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations, sprains, and bruises
  • Drowning, choking, and asphyxiation
  • Ear issues and deafness
  • Eye conditions, visual impairment, and blindness
  • Fevers
  • Foot problems
  • Fractures and bone issues
  • Gastroenteritis, dysentery, and diarrhea
  • Head and hair issues
  • Headaches and head injuries
  • Health maintenance
  • Hernia
  • Hysteria and mass hysteria
  • Infant issues, illnesses, and death
  • Inflammation and pain
  • Influenza
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Leg problems
  • Leprosy
  • Liver and gallbladder issues
  • Malaria and intermittent fevers
  • Menstruation and gynecological issues
  • Mental disorders ("neurotic") : anxiety and functional disorders
  • Mental disorders ("psychotic") : bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
  • Neurological and dementia disorders
  • Obesity and weight loss
  • Parasites and worms
  • Plague
  • Pneumonia and lung conditions
  • Polio
  • Pregnancy : common issues and potential complications
  • Pregnancy : infertility, fostering conception, and pregnancy tests
  • Pregnancy : prevention and termination
  • Rheumatic and scarlet fever
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Skin conditions
  • Smallpox
  • Sore throats
  • Sterility and male reproductive issues
  • Stomach ailments
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance use disorders
  • Tetanus
  • Tooth and mouth issues
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid fever
  • Typhus
  • Urinary tract issues
  • Wounds and wound infections
  • Yellow fever
  • Zoonotic diseases.
Summary
"This encyclopedia explores the topic of quack and fringe medicine in the United States, from the patent medicines of the 19th century to modern yet questionable treatments"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN
9781440871245

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X19745743
Location
Technical Services