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Frontier Medicine

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Frontier Medicine by David Dary
Paperback $18.00
Oct 06, 2009 | ISBN 9780307455420

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Praise

“A grand-slam contribution to Western history. . . . Dary, one of our greatest historians, reminds us anew how health issues oftentimes determine history.”
—Douglas Brinkley

“Entertaining and informative. . . . Fast-paced and engaging, rich with colorful events and characters.”
The Washington Post

“Dary knows this material cold, and his narrative accumulates authority and dignity as it rolls along. . . . The results are both a horror show and undeniably engrossing.”
New York Times Book Review

“Masterly. . . . Enthralling. . . . Enlightening. . . . Dary is particularly effective at showing us the strengths and foibles of early American doctors.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Impressive. . . . Entertaining. . . . Dary provides an overview not only of medicine but of society and a searching commentary on how the West evolved.”
North Florida Daily News

“A deeply researched, anecdotal history. . . . [Dary is] a skilled storyteller.”
Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining survey of the journey to American well-being.”
Kirkus

“A wealth of historical discovery.”
Booklist

“Colorful. . . . Rich. . . . Those wanting a light and engaging look at a little-explored field of Western lore will not be disappointed.”
Library Journal

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