The Medicines of Lewis and Clark

July 9, 2016

 The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806 that took approximately 28 months, covered nearly 8000 miles and lost the life of only one member, had a very interesting medical supply list. What were the medicines and the medical practices of the time? Why didn’t Thomas Jefferson send a doctor along? What allowed the members to survive the incidents that occurred? Could this feat be accomplished today? What we know, what we surmise, and what time and records have given us, can make history fun.

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