Medicine in Colonial Days

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The Colonial Period The improvement of medicine over the course of the human successes gave great convenience to the people of today. Science has cured and prevented many illnesses from occurring and is on its way to cure some of the most dreadful and harmful illnesses. As the world modernizes due to the industrialization, so does the ways of medicine. Some cures are approached by chance, some, through intense, scientific measures. Medicine has come a long way from the Greek period. Theories composed of the four elements were used to explain the sick phenomenon that happens to our bodies. Many of the those theories are not relevant as of now. Medicine and remedies has begun with the Earth, providing all types of compounds and mixtures to meddle with. It began with what nature offered: natural lush of sprouts, flowers, trees, bushes, herbs, and more. And now, medicine has become expanded widely through the examinations of scientists and doctors to counter or lessen many types of diseases, poisons, and epidemic that are drawn to humans. There are many roles that were played to raise the potential for changes in the book of medicine. There were women, men, doctors, theorists, apprentices, herbalists, and more who have contributed to the rise of modern medicine. Their pitch in trying to find new ways to explain or enhance their outdated ways of healing patients impacted the many generations who will change the medicine world as they did. As of now, many of the sicknesses are completely prevented and controlled. People of today have the conveniency to run to the store or their cabinet, eat a pill, and feel better in a short notice. Most of the time, it goes unnoticed for one to wonder how they would cope with their throbbing h... ... middle of paper ... ...2014. . 14) Davis, Charles, and Mary Nettleman, eds. "Typhus (Endemic, Murine, Epidemic)." medicinenet.com. N.p.. Web. 12 Mar 2014. . 15) . N.p.. Web. 11 Mar 2014. . 16) Burns JN, Acuna-Soto R, Stahle DW. Drought and epidemic typhus, central Mexico, 1655–1918. Emerg Infect Dis [Internet]. 2014 Mar [date cited].http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2003.131366 17) "Rickets." nlm.nih.gov. A.D.A.M., 26 Feb 2014. Web. 13 Mar 2014. . 18) Powell, Alvin. "The Beginning of the End of Smallpox."news.harvard.edu. N.p.. Web. 13 Mar 2014. .

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