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Frontier Medicine

From the ATlantic to the Pacific, 1492-1941

Frontier Medicine( )
Author: Dary, David
Series title:Vintage International Ser.
ISBN:978-0-307-45542-0
Publication Date:Oct 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

In this intriguing narrative, David Dary charts how American medicine has evolved since 1492, when New World settlers first began combining European remedies with the traditional practices of the native populations. It’s a story filled with colorful characters, from quacks and con artists to heroic healers and ingenious medicine men, and Dary tells it with an engaging style and an eye for the telling detail. Dary also charts the evolution of American medicine from these...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Medical / General
Medical / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.96 Pounds
Author Biography
Dary, David (Author)
David Dary is a writer, journalist, and social historian.

Dary worked for newspapers in Kansas and Texas early on in his career and eventually moved on to work for both CBS and NBC news. He then took the position of professor at the William Allan White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas.

The themes of Dary's books center on many aspects of life in the western United States. Dary has written Red Blood and Black Ink: Journalism in the Old West, Entrepreneurs of the Old West, and Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, which received a Western Writers of America Spur Award. He has also received a Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award and the Westerner's International Award for his book Cowboy Culture.

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