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Careful on old medical libraries.
on March 13, 2012
Home Medical Library is a quaint - and very honest - review of the medical practices on the early 1900's. What it lacks in the form of modern drugs it more than makes up for in the use of common sense.
Please keep in mind that the writer of that era did NOT have access to so many of the medical solutions we have today. Therefore this is NOT a useful medical library in a modern sense, but a very interesting read for historic and research for medical practices in early 1900s America.
Again, this is a period piece for research and not an actual modern medical journal. It has such interesting information as treating "Housemaid's Knee with a thick covering of Cataplasma Kaolini" and it calls fingernail fungus "Run Around; Whitlow or Felon's" illness. These are obviously very dated terms.
Yes - a fun research read.
No - an accurate Home Medical Library.