Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis & Clark Expedition

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Farcountry Press, 2002 - Backpacking injuries - 351 pages
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Dr. David Peck's Or Perish in the Attempt ingeniously combines the remarkable adventures of Lewis and Clark with the problems of health faced by their expedition. Formidable problems indeed, but the author patiently, expertly, and humorously guides us through the medical travails of the famous journey, juxtaposing treatment then against remedy now. The result is a fascinating book that sheds new light on not only Lewis and Clark and the men they led along an 8,000-mile wilderness path, but the practice of medicine in the world they lived in. - Howard Berk, on back cover.

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