Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health

ISBN-10: 0395954355
ISBN-13: 9780395954355
Edition: 2001
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Description: This text presents a carefully selected group of readings on medical history and development that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

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List price: $117.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings on medical history and development that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

What Is the History of Medicine and Public Health? ESSAYS
Colonial Beginnings: A New World of Peoples, Disease, and Healing DOCUMENTS
Le Page du Pratz, a French Observer in Louisiana, Reports on Natchez Nation Healing Practices, 17201728
Cotton Mather, a Boston Minister, Proselytizes for Smallpox Inoculation, 1722
Boston Physician, Decries the Dangerous "Infatuation" with Smallpox Inoculation, 1722
A Broadside Laments the Death of Fifty-Four in a Hartford Epidemic, 1725
Zabdiel Boyston of Boston Recounts His Experiences as the First Physician to Inoculate Against Smallpox in the American Colonies, 1726
A Virginia Domestic Guide to the Diseases of the American Colonies Makes "Every Man His Own Doctor," 1734
Andrew Blackbird of the Ottawa Nation Records a Story from Indian Oral Tradition About the Decimation of His People by Smallpox in the Early 1760s, 1887 ESSAYS
The Medical Marketplace in the Early Republic, 17851825 DOCUMENTS
Physicians Narrate His Final Illness and Death, 1799
Drinker, a Philadelphia Quaker, Recounts in Her Diary the Physician-Attended Birth of Her Daughter's Sixth Child, 1799
Tells His Medical Students at the University of Pennsylvania of the Trials and Rewards of a Medical Career, 1803
A Medical Apprentice in Rural South Carolina Records Daily Life in His Diary, 1807
Leading Boston Physicians, Solicit Support for Founding the Massachusetts General Hospital, 1810
Walter Channing, a Harvard Medical Professor, Warns of the Dangers of Women Practicing Midwifery, 1820
A Young Physician Struggles to Get into Practice in Ohio, 1822
Botanic Healer, Decries the Regular Medical Profession as a Murderous Monopoly, 1822 ESSAYS Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, The Medical Challenge to Midwifery Lisa Rosner, The Philadelphia Medical Marketplace
Medical Knowledge, Practice, and Patients, 18201860 DOCUMENTS
A New York Medical Student Recounts in His Diary His Emotional Responses to Surgery, 1828
Harvard Medical Professor, Challenges the Physician's Power to Cure, 1835
A Medical Apprentice Writes from Rochester About a Cadaver "Resurrected" for Dissection, 1841
An Eastern-Educated Physician in Indiana Advises Other Emigrants About the Distinctive Character of Diseases of the West, 1845
Reformer Dorothea Dix Calls on Tennessee Legislators to Turn State Insane Asylum into a "Curative" Hospital, 1847
A Yale Medical Student Decries the Use of Anesthesia in Childbirth, 1848
Medical Professor and Racial Theorist, Reports to the Medical Association of Louisiana on the "Diseases and Physical Peculiarities of the Negro Race," 1851
A Tennessee Physician Calls for the Cultivation of a Distinctive Southern Medical Literature, 1860 ESSAYS
The Healer's Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Character, Care, and Competition, 18301875 DOCUMENTS
A County Medical Society Bemoans the Prevalence of Quackery and Public Opinion Opposed to Legal Regulation of Medical Practice, 1843
Women's Health Reformer, Explains Why She Became a Water-Cure Practitioner, 1849
A New York State Doctor Rails to His Professional Brethren Against the Education of Women as Physicians, 1850
Harvard Medical Professor, Advises What Makes a Good Medical Education, 1850
Domestic Practitioners of Hydropathy in the West Testify to Their Faith in Water Cure, 1854
Pioneer Women Physicians, Extoll the Woman Physician as the "Connecting Link" Between Women's Health Reform and the Medical Profession, 1859
Edward H. Clarke, an Eminent Boston Physician, Asserts That Biology Blocks the Higher Education of Women, 1873 ESSAYS
The Civil War, Efficiency, and the Sanitary Impulse, 18451870 DOCUMENTS
Physician and Reformer, Reports to the Municipal Government on the Sanitary Condition of the Laboring Population of New York, 1845
World Traveler Harriet Martineau Advises America on Keeping Troops Healthy During Wartime, 1861
Kate Cumming, Alabama Nursing Volunteer, Writes in Her Journal About Conditions in the Confederate Army Hospital Service, 1862
Medical Editor Stephen Smith Preaches the Gospel of Sanitary Reform During Wartime, 1863
Nursing Volunteer Louisa May Alcott Reports to Readers at Home About Her Experiences in the Union Army, 1863
A Maine Physician Writes to His Wife About His Experiences in the Union Army, 1864
Sanitary Reformers Build upon Civil War Precedents to Clean Up Post-War Cities, 1865 ESSAYS
Reconfiguring "Scientific Medicine," 18651900 DOCUMENTS
Henry P. Bowditch, a Recent Harvard Medical Graduate Studying in Europe, Finds in Experimental Laboratory Physiology the Path to a New Scientific Medicine, 1869
Clarence Blake, a Young Boston Physician Studying in Europe, Finds in Clinical Specialism the Path to a New Scientific Medicine, 1869
Philadelphia Medical Professor, Celebrates Experimental Medicine and the Ongoing Therapeutic Revolution, 1879
Councils Physicians on How to Succeed in Business, 1882
New York Newspaper Launches Fundraising Campaign for "Miraculous" New Diphtheria Cure, 1894 ESSAYS
The Gospel of Germs: Microbes, Strangers, and Habits of the Home, 18801925 DOCUMENTS
A Professor of Hygiene Reports on the Success of Municipal Laws in Battling the American "Spitting Habit," 1900
Public Health Leader, Proclaims a New Relationship Among "Dirt, Disease, and the Health Officer," 1902
Commissioner-General of Immigration, Warns of the Menace to the Nation's Health of the New Immigrants, 1902
African American Physician, Admonishes Antituberculosis Activists to Recognize That Blacks and Whites Must Battle Germs as Their Common Enemy, 1905
Advertising Health, the National Association for the Prevention and Study of Tuberculosis Promotes Antituberculosis Billboards, 1910
A Georgia Physician Addressing "the Negro Health Problem" Wa

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