Prac2ce of medicine in early 1800s and earlier was

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Unformatted text preview: intended to treat the sick, but more or less toxic: ginger, peonies, cucumber - 125 entries corresponding to substances which have a violent ac2on on physiological func2ons and are usually poisonous: rhubarb, piYed fruits … many cultures had/have rich histories of ancient medical prac<ces A [email protected] in medicine Prac2ce of medicine in early 1800s and earlier was not very good Based on ‘humors’ and other dogmas, generally did more harm than good [earth, fire, air, water::black bile, phlegm, blood, yellow bile] Lots of folk medicine (some of which was OK), bleeding (not OK) Doctors were ogen people who dropped out of school, medical educa2on = trade schools Louis Pasteur (mid- 1800s) germ- theory of disease Robert Koch (1880s) discovered microbes that caused TB and cholera; germs cause disease (Nobel Prize, Medicine 1905) Scien<fic revolu<onà༎ Berlin, Germany: Ins<tute of Infec<ous Disease...
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2014 for the course CHEM 167 taught by Professor Amaro during the Winter '13 term at UCSD.

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