Posted by Kathy F. on August 31, 1997 at 15:59:13:
In reply to Questionable medical practices posted 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?
I seem to remember Clara Barton (who was an adult around the time of the American Civil War [1861-1865] I think...) was bled, or one of her siblings was bled, as a child at least, so that practice was probably still in full swing in Regency times. I think.
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