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Therapeutic Perspective Medical Practice, Knowledge, and Identity in America, 1820-1885

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ISBN-10: 1400864631

ISBN-13: 9781400864638

Edition: 1997 (Revised)

Authors: John Harley Warner

List price: $318.75
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This new paperback edition makes available John Harley Warner's highly influential, revisionary history of nineteenth-century American medicine. Deftly integrating social and intellectual perspectives, Warner explores a crucial shift in medical history, when physicians no longer took for granted such established therapies as bloodletting, alcohol, and opium and began to question the sources and character of their therapeutic knowledge. He examines what this transformation meant in terms of patient care and assesses the impact of clinical research, educational reform, unorthodox medical movements, newly imported European method, and the products of laboratory science on medical ideology and…    
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List price: $318.75
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2014
Pages: 386
Language: English