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Medical America in the Nineteenth Century Readings from the Literature by Gert H. (Director Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library) Brieger
  

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Medical America in the Nineteenth Century Readings from the Literature by Gert H. (Director Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library) Brieger

Students of the history of medicine and of American history in general will welcome this collection of thirty papers originally published in nineteenth-century medical journals and lay publications. Each highlights a specific problem or medical attitude of the period, and together they present an illuminating panorama of the medical profession and of public health in nineteenth-century America. Many of the problems faced by students, practitioners, and patients of the last century are surprisingly similar to those still being encountered today.Dr. Brieger has selected papers that illustrate the issues and developments in medical education, medical practice, surgery, hospitals, hygiene, and psychiatry. They range from Benjamin Rush's On the Cause of Death in Diseases That Are Not Incurable, to a paper by Robert F. Weir On the Antiseptic Treatment of Wounds, and Its Results and an article by Stephen Smith, New York the Unclean. The final selection, the Announcement of The Johns Hopkins Medical School, stands as a landmark that foretells the beginning of a new era.

About the Author

Gert H. Brieger is the Johns Hopkins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Emeritus Editor of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, also published by Johns Hopkins.

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Publication date

13th April 2009

Author

Gert H. (Director Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University Welch Medical Library) Brieger

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Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

Format

Paperback
350 pages

Categories

History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
History of medicine

ISBN

9780801892684

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