Last week I was a guest blogger on Redwood’s Medical Edge, a wonderful blog on medical topics for writers, posting a three-part series on medications in World War II.
In Part 1, I discussed general principles of medication use in the 1940s – generic/brand names, dosage forms, administration, and measurements – all very different than in 2011! Medications in World War II – Part 1
In Part 2, I described which medications were used to treat various illnesses – pain and fever; cough, cold, and allergy; gastrointestinal; endocrine and metabolic; dermatologic; respiratory; cardiovascular; and psychiatric. Medications in World War II – Part 2
Part 3 covered the new class of drugs that saved countless thousands of lives during the war – antibiotics. Medications in World War II – Part 3
All of this made me very thankful for the breadth and depth of medications available today!