Healers of 19th Century Nevada

A Compendium of Medical Practitioners

Author: Anton P. Sohn

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780964975927

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 6968


The definitive book on frontier medical practitioners in the Silver State, providing history, anecdotes, and never-before-published letters that paint a vivid picture of the state of medicine in Nevada in the 1800s. Detailed chapters focus on civilian doctors and hospitals, Native American doctors, Chinese doctors, early female physicians, midwifery, and home remedies. Distributed for Greasewood Press.

Nevada's Remarkable Women

Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers Who Shaped History

Author: Jan Cleere

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493015842

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 7637


This book presents the compelling histories of fifteen pioneer women, all born before 1900, who traveled Nevada Territory in unstable wagons, on temperamental mules, and in early Motel Ts to leave a legacy of courage and celebration as they broke records, hearts, and rules while conquering uncharted ground. Meet Ferminia Sarras, a Nicaraguan immigrant with four young daughters who arrived in Nevada in the early 1800s determined to seek her fortune as a miner . . . and succeeded; Dat so la lee, a Washoe Indian renowned for her basket-weaving artistry whose work is today preserved in museums; and Anne Henrietta Martin, a lifelong suffragette who fought for women's rights and was instrumental in securing the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

The 1997 Genealogy Annual

A Bibliography of Published Sources

Author: Thomas Jay Kemp

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842027410

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 8401


A comprehensive bibliography of the year's genealogies, handbooks, and source materials.

Wild West Women

Fifty Lives that Shaped the Frontier

Author: Erin H. Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493023349

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 7240


Wild West Women features the true stories of the pioneering wives, mothers, daughters, teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists who shaped the frontier and helped change the face of American history. These fifty stories cover the Western experience from Kansas City to Sacramento and the Yukon to the Texas Gulf.

Good Medicine

Four Las Vegas Doctors and the Golden Age of Medicine

Author: Annie Blachley

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780964975972

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 1701


A compelling look at the development of medical care and everyday life as Las Vegas skyrocketed from a railroad town to the metropolis it is today. This book is about the medical pioneers who served the city during that time when it was just a town, full of outlandish characters and just plain folks. Distributed for Greasewood Press.

The peoples of Las Vegas

one city, many faces

Author: Jerry L. Simich,Thomas C. Wright

Publisher: Univ of Nevada Pr


Category: History

Page: 325

View: 4544


Las Vegas is known the world over as an oasis of entertainment in the Nevada desert, but to more than a million people of exceptionally varied origins, it is also home. Yet this city is rarely mentioned in studies of ethnicity or immigration, and the rich diversity of its population is largely invisible to Las Vegans and visitors alike. Such ignorance can be partly explained by the effects of the city's rapid growth. Las Vegas largely lacks traditional ethnic neighborhoods, and the restaurants and markets that cater to its diverse population groups are mostly hidden away in anonymous strip malls. Nonetheless, a remarkable variety of nationalities and ethnic groups has been drawn here since the city's beginnings in 1905, and today Las Vegas's vital service industry, entrepreneurial opportunities, reasonable cost of living, and appeal as a retirement center attract many more. Recent world events and international currents of immigration have only enhanced this diversity. In The Peoples of Las Vegas, seventeen,scholars profile thirteen of the ethnic groups that make up their city's population. The individual contributors--most of whom are members of the groups they write about, and who come from a broad array of disciplines--discuss the motivations and processes of their group's migration to Las Vegas, economic pursuits, institutions and other means of preserving and transmitting their culture, involvement with the broader community, ties with their homelands, and recent demographic trends affecting each group. This collection of essays provides a provocative look into the vibrant ethnic life that lies just beneath the glittering surface of one of America's most unusual cities.

Mystic healers & medicine shows

blazing trails to wellness in the Old West and beyond

Author: Gene Fowler

Publisher: Ancient City Pr


Category: History

Page: 202

View: 8979


Most of the histories of the West are obsessed with the shoot-em-ups. But what about the patch-em-ups? Who had to deal with all that famous carnage? With all the bloodletting depicted by pop culture historians, it almost seems a miracle anyone survived to settle the West. Prior to World War II "regular," or allopathic, physicians trained in mainstream medicine were often outnumbered by "alternative" practitioners--folk curers, herbalists, faith healers, homeopaths, patent medicine promoters, and medicine showmen. "Mystic Healers and Medicine Shows profiles many of the most significant of these healers as well as a few other colorful "regular" doctors.

Virtuous Waters

Mineral Springs, Bathing, and Infrastructure in Mexico

Author: Casey Walsh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291735

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 3094


At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Virtuous Waters is the first study of mineral waters and bathing in Mexico. It traces the evolving ideas about these waters, from European contact to the present, in order to shed new light on human-environment relations in the modern world. Our relation to water is among the most urgent of global issues, as increasing scarcity and pollution threaten food shortages, deteriorating public health, and the collapse of aquatic ecosystems. Drawing on ideas from political ecology, the author brings together an analysis of the shifts in the concept of water and a material history of environments, infrastructures, and bathing. The book analyzes a range of issues concerning complex "water cultures" that have formed around Mexican groundwaters over time and suggests that this understanding might also help us comprehend and confront the water crisis that is coming to a head in the twenty-first century.

Doctor Wore Petticoats

Women Physicians of the Old West

Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762751878

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 9005


"No women need apply." Western towns looking for a local doctor during the frontier era often concluded their advertisements in just that manner. Yet apply they did. And in small towns all over the west, highly trained women from medical colleges in the East took on the post of local doctor to great acclaim. These women changed the lives of the patients they came in contact with, as well as their own lives, and helped write the history of the West. In this new book, author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into the fascinating lives of ten of these amazing women.

When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care

Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods

Author: Lucile C Moore,Kathy Smith

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 159580997X

Category: Pets

Page: 456

View: 4396


When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care is an illustrated guide to the care and behavior of rabbits with special needs. The book provides information on topics as diverse as how to administer subcutaneous fluids to a rabbit and how sounds and color help promote healing. Quotes from top rabbit veterinarians and alternative healing practitioners from across the country are included, as are useful tips from rabbit owners who have had experience in dealing with particular medical conditions. The text is illustrated with both photographs and drawings, making it easy for readers to follow. Authors Lucile C. Moore and Kathy Smith provide pet owners with special-needs rabbits with information on basic care, pain control, digestive system problems, chronic illnesses, physically challenged rabbits, progressive disabilities causing mobility problems, dental care, elderbuns, and emotional issues.

The Malleus Maleficarum

Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602063842

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 292

View: 2865


"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.

Life Among the Piutes

Their Wrongs and Claims

Author: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins

Publisher: G.P Putnam's Sons


Category: Paiute Indians

Page: 268

View: 1746


Sarah Winnemucca, daughter of a Paiute chief, presents in her autobiography a Native American viewpoint on the impact of whites settling in the West.

When Old Technologies Were New

Thinking About Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century

Author: Carolyn Marvin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198021384

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 6161


In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New, Carolyn Marvin explores how two of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the telephone, describing how it disrupted established social relations, unsettling customary ways of dividing the private person and family from the more public setting of the community. On the lighter side, she describes how people spoke louder when calling long distance, and how they worried about catching contagious diseases over the phone. A particularly powerful chapter deals with telephonic precursors of radio broadcasting--the "Telephone Herald" in New York and the "Telefon Hirmondo" of Hungary--and the conflict between the technological development of broadcasting and the attempt to impose a homogenous, ethnocentric variant of Anglo-Saxon culture on the public. While focusing on the way professionals in the electronics field tried to control the new media, Marvin also illuminates the broader social impact, presenting a wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining account of the early years of electronic media.

The pH Miracle

Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health

Author: Robert O. Young,Shelley Redford Young

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 0446548855

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 4032


Never count calories, fat grams, or food portions again! Say good-bye to low energy, poor digestion, extra pounds, aches and pains, and disease. Say hello to renewed vigor, mental clarity, better overall health, and a lean, trim body. The key? Your health depends on the pH balance of its blood, striking the optimum 80/20 balance between an alkaline and acidic environment provided by eating certain foods. Now an innovative, proven effective diet program can work with your body chemistry and help revitalize and maintain your health. Rediscover the secrets of: * Breakfast, the low-carb, high-fiber meal that will be the biggest change you'll make; * The cleanse--a liquid detox to reduce your body's impurities and normalize digestion and metabolism; *Ridding your body of harmful bacteria, yeast, and molds; *Alkaline foods--tomatoes, avocados, and green vegetables-and how to mix them with mildly acidic foods like fish, grains, and certain fruits to create tempting and delicious meals; *Supplements--how to select, shop, and calculate the right dosage for you; *Water, the all-important drink-how to make sure yours is safe, pure, and plentiful. Learn how to balance your live and diet with the incredible halth benefits of thsi revoulationary program... The pH Miracle.