How they Croaked Project
Born in 1732 in Westmoreland country Virginia
Died 1799 in mount Vernon Virginia while he was still in office
Died when he was 67 years old
A brief History
James craik was the doctor that Washington's wife called to treat Washington when he was ill.
Washington Secretary him and Martha took the 8 mile journey to Dr. Craiks home.
Martha was George Washington's wife who went with Lear to Dr. Craiks home 8 miles away.
Treatment and Medicines
Disease How Washington Croaked
Washington suffered from an infection of the mouth called epiglottis
-Throwing up due to medicine given to him
-Injection of a cut given to him to drain blood from his body
-Loss of fluids in the body
Medicines we Would use Today VS Want they Used
-Cut his arm to drain out blood
-Served him a mixture of vinegar, molasses and butter
-Put a rag mixed in smelling salts around his neck
-Grounded up Beatles and placed it on the injured area
What doctors use Today:
-Deliver oxygen to the lungs though an oxygen mask or in extreme causes a tracheotomy May need to be used.
-Antibiotics will be used to kill the Bactria.
-When it is stable more antibiotics will be given, most people recover in 5 to 7 days.
1.Epiglottis- A valve like structure the covers the wind pipes.
2. Bloodletting- The act of letting blood out by opening a vein.
3. Smelling Salts- A preparation for smelling, used to stimulate the body.
4. Beetle treatment- Using beetles to suck out fluids from someones body.
5. Marking the beginning of a new adventure.