Venereal Disease and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Publication Year: 2005
Published by: University of Nebraska Press
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A mid-October 2002 telephone call from longtime friend, historian, and author Thomas P. Lowry was exciting and intriguing. He informed me that he and his wife, Beverly âââ¬ââ¬Å his equal as a researcher âââ¬ââ¬Å...
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Sex is the long-ignored theme of Lewis andClark and their immortal journey. Sex and venereal disease. Sex is "the elephant in the living room," the gigantic fact that all agree to ignore. Comments about sex and venereal disease run rampant in the pages of their...
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Happy is the author with so many friends and supporters. Kim Holien suggested this book. Budge Weidman and Mike Musick helped me in the National Archives. Ed Bearss encouraged me...
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Lewis and Clark, on their immortal voyage of discovery, faced many perils: swelling rivers, thundering waterfalls, hostile Indians, blizzards, frostbite, starvation, grizzly bears, rattlesnakes, and the great unknown of the Rocky Mountains. Of these dangers, one of the...
1. Venereal Disease Today
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Our present knowledge of health and disease results not from any cleverness on our part but rather from the fact that we are the heirs of centuries of dedicated observers. A wholly unearned sense of omnisciencemayseize us aswethink of how ââ¬Ë"ignorantââ¬â¢" medical...
2. What Did Lewis and Clark Know about Venereal Disease?
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The study of syphilis dates back to 1495, three years after Columbusââ¬â¢s first voyage to the NewWorld and 308 years before the Corps of Discovery started up the Missouri River. It is worth considering the...
3. The Famous Shopping List
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On Pennsylvania Avenue, halfway between the White House and the Capitol, stands theNational Archives, a vast granite-and-marble monument for the preservation of U.S. historic documents. All researchers leaving the building are searched...
4. Indian Medicine
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Lewis and Clark lived in a time unimaginable to us. It was not just the total absence of steam, gas, electric, or nuclear power, not just the absence of daily postal service, telegraph, radio, telephone, typewriter, computers, and television...
5. The Voyagers Speak
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Manyof themenin theCorps of Discovery voluntarily kept journals. Lewis and Clark had been instructed by President Thomas Jefferson to do so. Sergeants Patrick Gass, Charles Floyd, and John Ordway kept journals, as did Privates Joseph...
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Unlike a cold or the flu, syphilis is a gift that keeps on giving. The one-third of infected people who proceed on to develop tertiary (third-stage) syphilis carry a terrible burden...
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Publication Year: 2005