Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Lewis and Clark meet "ER"

From the Helena Independent Record

The Corps of Discovery achieved its remarkable success, despite the best medical treatment of the day, not because of it.

The trials and medical maladies of the Corps would have kept a host of modern day emergency room physicians busy.

Dr. David Peck, an urgent care doctor and long-time history buff, has written a page-turning chronicle of the Corps' wilderness adventures, "Or Perish in the Attempt," a story of wilderness medicine on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

He jokingly describes his book as "Lewis and Clark meet ‘ER,'" a reference to the popular emergency room television series.


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