Table of contents for Bleed, blister, and purge : a history of medicine on the American frontier / Volney Steele.

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The Country Doctor: Personal Reflections
Preface: The Past Enlightens the Future
Overview: Milestones of Medical Progress
Introduction: The Metamorphosis of American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
Part 1: Old West Healers and Healing
1. Indian Medicine: Native American Health Before and After the White Man
2. Lewis and Clark: Keelboat Physicians
3. Mountain Men: Hunting-Knife Surgeons
4. Health on the Western Trails: Hope and Suffering
5. Gold Camp Sawbones: Life and Death in the Western Mining Districts
6. Unsung Heroes: Army Surgeons on the Frontier
7. "Granny Remedies": Pioneer Women and Folk Medicine 
8. Miracle Cures: Quackery, Fraud, and Faith 
9. Homestead Doctors: House Calls on the Great Plains 
10. "No Prejudice Against Women": Female Physicians in the West
Part 2: Public Health and Health Education on the Frontier
11. Early Western Hospitals
12. The Professional Nurse
13. Sanitation and Public Health
14. Epidemic Diseases in the West
Epilogue: Medicine in the Third Millennium

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medicine -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.).