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Title I don't know ... yet
Subject Medicine--Philosophy
Description The 44th Annual Frederick William Reynolds Lecture.
Creator Peterson, Chase N.
Publisher Frederick William Reynolds Association
Date 1981-02-11
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
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Resource Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/reynolds,1200
Source R723 .P44
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "I don't know ... yet," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-08-04
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Description i4 ^rtA5t IN. rt 1 fcKSUIN the nurse midwife who has a baccalaureate and masters degree and extensive clinical experience, many, if not most, lay midwives have Dniy that training which is available as an apprentice to another lay Derson. While accurate data are not available, it is estimated that between two and eight thousand births per year in this state out of a otal of approximately 40,000 are attended solely by lay midwives in lomes, and are incidentally often unreported to the census office. There is no law which regulates such delivery practices. What explains their popularity? What do we know about their effectiveness? It is difficult to explain their popularity, but it surely lad something to do with the anxiety people feel about the technol-)gy of society, its costs, and, perhaps, about the inability of this echnological society to provide answers to the dis-ease people feel, t is likely that ignorance of our bodies promotes exaggerated fear of ts "invasion and violation" by cold science. In this region, there are lear religious convections for some in spite of regular refutation by ..D.S. Church leaders.18 In any case, such patients turn to special nd expensive foods and herbs and the warm self-reinforcing soci-ty which surrounds herbalists and the lay midwifery movement. What data do we have on the health effects of herbal treatments? There are no systematic data because no controlled studies are lerformed by herbalists and no government agency oversees their perations. But isolated infrequent toxic and occasional fatal effects f many herbs used in tea, potions, capsules, and enemas have been ^ell-documented. One-half cup of burdock root tea has produced izarre behavior and hallucinations. Chamomile tea â€" contact der-latitis and anaphylaxis in susceptible people. Licorice root â€" salt etension, heart failure. Devils claw root â€" miscarriage. Penny royal il â€" death from liver and kidney damage. Poke root â€" death; hildren have died from eating berries. Seeds, bark and leaves of lany fruits â€" cyanide poisoning. Mate tea â€" liver damage and eath from large quantities for a number of years. Lobelia â€" heart nbythmia.19 A cassette lecture by John A. Christopher widely sold l this area advises people following his "cold sheet (actually sweat ath) treatment" to expect body temperatures of 107 to 108°.20 In tct, brain damage from hyperthermia can begin at 105 to 106°! nother popular local herbalist, LaDean Griffin, has advised golden ?al herbs by mouth as a replacement for insulin injections in diabe-cs.21 Most herb treatments are harmless, some helpful, a few angerous, but the two major hazards lie beyond the herb. The fiance on herb regimens has resulted in the failure to use therapies hich have been proven effective. Secondly, the herbal programs
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Source Original Manuscript: I don't know ... yet by Chase N. Peterson.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sb43q8/320452