Bleed, Blister, Puke and Purge Launch Party

October 24, 2016

Tomorrow night at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. This has a growing holds queue, too.


Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge : The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American MedicineRiots over the medical use of cadavers. Public access to institutions for the insane. And full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine. Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s. It’s hard to believe that today’s cutting-edge medicine originated from such crude beginnings, but this book reminds us to be grateful for today’s medical care, while also raising the question: what current medical practices will be the horrors of tomorrow?


2 Responses to “Bleed, Blister, Puke and Purge Launch Party”

  1. Cindy T. Says:

    Yes, please! I can’t wait to read this. 🙂

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