A Day in the Life of a

Colonial Doctor

 

ISBN: 0-8239-6228-8

By Laurie Krebs - PowerKids Press

The Rosen Group, New York, NY (August 2003)

Book Description:

Meet Dr. Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, well-known doctor and teacher. Join him on a spring morning in 1788 as he cares for a sick patient using the standard medical practices of the day.

   
  Visit the apothecary shop where herbs and roots, elixirs and powders were sold.  
   
  Examine some of the instruments doctors used to draw blood and balance a patient's body fluids.  
   
Dr. Benjamin Rush was a great patriot who played an important role in the founding of our country.
 

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