By Nicholas Harris

Site visitors jams, information stands, and theater lovers, oh my! try out 8 action-packed scenes to work out what occurs in the course of a whole day in a hectic urban. Peek within a college, an residence construction, a theater, a museum, and extra. continue your eye at the clock too. by means of spending a complete day in a urban, you could watch occasions spread from morning to nighttime.

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This involved piercing the skin with a sharp needle to let the fluids drain out. There was no reliable anesthesia available to numb the area during these procedures. Patients 34 * Colonial People sometimes drank alcohol or took opium, a powerful drug made from poppy plants. Other plants used as anesthetics included mandrake, henbane, and nightshade. The apothecary had to be very careful with each dose. These plants could be deadly if misused. Treating disease was more complicated. The apothecary could not always tell what caused a fever or see why a person was in pain.

The apothecary could not always tell what caused a fever or see why a person was in pain. Even when he recognized the disease, the apothecary knew that medicines could not provide a miracle cure. His main goal was to make the patient feel better. To do this, he created a step-by-step plan. In the 1730s a typical plan to treat a cough looked like this: Along with making medicine, apothecaries performed surgical procedures when necessary. Treating the Sick * 35 It may be cured in the Beginning with riding moderately on Horseback every Day, and taking only a little Ground Ivy Tea sweeten’d with Syrrup of Horehound, at Night when you go to Bed.

If this failed, the apothecary might make a hot poultice. The poultice was a hot cloth containing acids or herbs that burned the patient’s skin. A sore formed where the poultice was used. It oozed fluid, which was thought to be poison seeping from inside the body. Treating the Sick * 37 Colonial Americans took these miseries for granted. They gritted their teeth and bore the pain of treatment and healing, just as they tolerated all the hardships of their lives. The apothecary was not trying to hurt them.

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