Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health / Edition 3

Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health / Edition 3

by Judith W. Leavitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 029915324X

ISBN-13: 9780299153243

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition. Extensively revised and updated, it includes twenty-one new essays; graphs illustrating the rise in deaths caused by HIV, homicide, and suicide; and a greatly…  See more details below

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An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition. Extensively revised and updated, it includes twenty-one new essays; graphs illustrating the rise in deaths caused by HIV, homicide, and suicide; and a greatly expanded Guide to Further Reading. Entirely new sections on Sickness and Health, Early American Medicine, Therapeutics, the Art of Medicine, and Public Health and Personal Hygiene have been added, supplementing updated sections on the Science of Medicine, Education, the Allied Health Professions, Image and Income, Institutions, Race and Medicine, Epidemics, Public Health Reform, and Public Health and Medical Theory. An introductory essay and a series of historical photographs complement the articles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299153243
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
156,289
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Sickness and Health: An Overview3
1American Physicians "Discovery" of Homosexuals, 1880-1900: A New Diagnosis in a Changing Society13
2Black Lung: Miners' Militancy and Medical Uncertainty, 1968-197232
3Medicine in New England47
4Martha Moore Ballard and the Medical Challenge to Midwifery72
5From Specificity to Universalism in Medical Therapeutics: Transformation in the 19th-Century United States87
6The Introduction of Antibiotics into Therapeutics102
7Divided We Stand: Physiologists and Clinicians in the American Context115
8The Maturation of American Medical Science130
9"A Worrying Profession": The Domestic Environment of Medical Practice in Mid-19th-Century America145
10Seeing Themselves at Work: Physicians and the Case Narrative in the Mid-19th-Century American South161
11The German Model of Training: Physicians in the United States, 1870-1914: How Closely Was It Followed?189
12Abraham Flexner in Perspective: American Medical Education, 1865-1910200
13The "Connecting Link": The Case for the Woman Doctor in 19th-Century America213
14The Fall and Rise of the American Medical Profession225
15The Training and Practice of Midwives: A Wisconsin Study237
16"Neither for the Drawing Room nor for the Kitchen": Private Duty Nursing in Boston, 1873-1920253
17The Third Party: Health Insurance in America269
18American Medicine's Golden Age: What Happened to It?284
19Social Class and Medical Care in 19th Century America: The Rise and Fall of the Dispensary309
20Patrons, Practitioners, and Patients: The Voluntary Hospital in Mid-Victorian Boston323
21The Severely and Chronically Mentally Ill in America: Retrospect and Prospect334
22Black Health on the Plantation: Masters, Slaves, and Physicians351
23Roots of the Black Hospital Reform Movement369
24Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study392
25"Be Safe. Be Sure": New York City's Experience with Epidemic Smallpox407
26Social Impact of Disease in the Late 19th Century418
27AIDS in Historical Perspective: Four Lessons from the History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases426
28Sanitary Reform in New York City: Stephen Smith and the Passage of the Metropolitan Health Bill437
29The Decline in Mortality in Philadelphia from 1870 to 1930: The Role of Municipal Services452
30The Early Movement for Occupational Safety and Health, 1900-1917467
31The Design of Reform: The Public Bath Movement in America485
32The Cigarette, Risk, and American Culture494
33The Private Side of Public Health: Sanitary Science, Domestic Hygiene, and the Germ Theory, 1870-1900506
34Raising and Watering a City: Ellis Sylvester Chesbrough and Chicago's First Sanitation System531
35Dirt, Flies, and Immigrants: Explaining the Epidemiology of Poliomyelitis, 1900-1916543
36"Typhoid Mary" Strikes Back: Bacteriological Theory and Practice in Early 20th-Century Public Health555
A Guide to Further Reading575
Abbreviations of Journal Titles585

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