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Mystic Healers & Medicine Shows: Blazing Trails to Wellness in the Old West and Beyond
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Mystic Healers & Medicine Shows: Blazing Trails to Wellness in the Old West and Beyond (Hardback)

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Most of the histories of the West are obsessed with the shoot-em-ups. But what about the patch-em-ups? Who had to deal with all that famous carnage? With all the bloodletting depicted by pop culture historians, it almost seems a miracle anyone survived to settle the West. Prior to World War II regular, or allopathic, physicians trained in mainstream medicine were often outnumbered by alternative practitioners--folk curers, herbalists, faith healers, homeopaths, patent medicine promoters, and medicine showmen. Mystic Healers and Medicine Shows profiles many of the most significant of these healers as well as a few other colorful regular doctors.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicine Publisher: University of New Mexico Press Publication Date: 01/05/1997 ISBN-13: 9780941270946  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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