Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and by Michael Flannery

By Michael Flannery

Civil struggle Pharmacy: A background of substances, Drug provide and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Pharmaceutical items PressСерия: Pharmaceutical HeritageАвтор(ы): Michael A. FlanneryЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 364ISBN: 0789015013Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 23,8 mbExamine a formerly unexplored element of Civil struggle army medicine!Here is the 1st complete exam of pharmaceutical perform and drug provision in the course of the Civil conflict. whereas quite a few books have mentioned the background of drugs within the Civil conflict, little has been stated concerning the medicines that have been used, the folk who supplied and ready them, and the way they have been provided. this can be the 1st e-book to supply specific dialogue of the function of pharmacy. one of the subject matters lined during this crucial quantity are the tasks of clinical purveyors, the function of the medical institution steward, and the character and country of clinical components conventional within the 1860s. This final topic might turn into a question of substantial controversy and eventually price William Hammond, the bright and leading edge health practitioner normal, his profession within the Union military. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Fuller, nature selected, as one of them, a vast wilderness in the mountainous region which one day was to be the southern United States. Here, in what is now southern Virginia and North Carolina, there gradually developed through the ages a wonderful flora. . 85 The second aspect of Southern pharmacy relates to its legal and regulatory environment. Earlier it was noted that pharmacy was largely unlicensed, virtually unregulated, and considered more a trade than a profession. Although this is true as a generalization, there was some regulation prior to the Civil War, primarily in the South.

Sometimes medicines remained in powdered form, and there were specific advantages to this. , a solvent or suspension medium). Usually wrapped in papers in a measured dose, they could be easily mixed in water or some other liquid at the time of oral administration. However, powders held particular disadvantages. 39 Nevertheless, a few powders had attained honored status. Dover’s powder was particularly popular throughout the Civil War, and consisted of one part each of ipecac and opium mixed in eight parts of potassium sulfate.

Do you recall it? I do almost as good as “fetty” [asafetida, also called “devil’s dung” for its especially foul odor and taste]. I ground my own spices up till about 1874. 72 For those physicians who did their own compounding—and as we have seen this was the vast majority—all these sundry manipulations and tasks would have been very familiar. Our overview of pharmacy in 1861 might conclude here but for one important aspect that particularly affects an understanding of its provision during the Civil War: Southern distinctiveness.

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