Medicine on the Trail

An interview with David Peck, D.O.

Topical Summary: Mercury as Medication—Mercurous chloride—Syphilis—Treponema pallidum—Enzymes disabled—Side effects—Sweating, bloodletting—Nervous excitation—Physician, do no harm—Field's rattlesnake bite—Cinchona officinalis

Supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Governor's Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission