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Enter the Physician: The Transformation of Domestic Medicine, 1760-1860
     

Enter the Physician: The Transformation of Domestic Medicine, 1760-1860

by Lamar Riley Murphy
 

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Examining the transition in medical care provision (at least for literate, middle- to upper-class white Protestants) from lay healers to professional physicians, Murphy comprehensively surveys both popular and professional healthcare literature and finds that health publicists transformed medical care by promoting a reallocation of duties, in a crusade reflecting larger social and cultural trends toward new gender and family roles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780817305147
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
06/30/1991
Series:
Hist of American Science and Technology Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

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