Heroic Medicine

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History of medicine A popular term used to describe the draconian medical practices of the 18th-19th centuries that included bleeding, blistering, purging, and the use of mercury- and arsenic-based medicines, which are thought to have hastened the demise of George Washington and countless others
Medspeak Heroic therapy
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