Re: Questionable medical practices
Posted by Bloodletting on September 25, 1997 at 04:50:10:
In response to Questionable medical practices, written by Barbara on August 30, 1997 at 01:51:24
] In the film adaptation of S&S, we see Marianne being bled when she is ill following her break-up with Willoughby. When would this medical practice have begun to fall into disrepute? In other words, would it have been during this era or later that they began to realize that this did more harm than good and tried other methids?
Technically, bloodletting is still practiced. I do believe it was still a common thig to do up through the 1890's, though don't quote me on that. Recently, studies have shown that bloodletting actually works in some situations. Go figure! You won't catch me doing it though.
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