From Humors to Medical Science: A History of American Medicine / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252063008
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,005,791
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Beginnings of American Medicine 1
2 The Eighteenth Century 13
3 The Medical Profession 31
4 Medicine in the Revolutionary Years 48
5 Early Nineteenth-Century Medicine 69
6 The Irregulars and Domestic Medicine 80
7 The Foundations of American Surgery 95
8 Early Leaders in Medicine and Surgery 120
9 The Education, Licensing, and Status of Physicians 130
10 Medicine in the Civil War 151
11 The Emergence of Modern Medicine 167
12 The Flowering of Surgery 188
13 Medical Education 203
14 The Medical Profession Organizes 214
15 The Advancing Front of Medicine 229
16 Surgery and Medical Technology since World War I 257
17 Medical Education since the Flexner Report 275
18 Women in Medicine 284
19 Minorities in Medicine 304
20 The Medical Profession in the Twentieth Century 313
21 The Community's Health 328
22 Whither Medicine? 345
Notes 357
Bibliography 391
Index 405
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