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Major problems in the history of American medicine and public health : documents and essays / edited by John Harley Warner, Janet A. Tighe.

Publication:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2001.
Series:
Major problems in American history series
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 539 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Medicine -- United States -- History.
Therapeutics -- United States -- History.
Health policy -- United States -- History.
Medical subjects:
Therapeutics -- history -- United States.
History of Medicine -- United States.
Contents:
Ch. 1. What is the history of medicine and public health?
ch. 2. Colonial beginnings: a new world of peoples, disease, and healing
ch. 3. The medical marketplace in the early republic, 1785-1825
ch. 4. Antebellum medical knowledge, practice, and patients, 1820-1860
ch. 5. The healer's identity in the mid-nineteenth century: character, care, and competition, 1830-1875
ch. 6. The Civil War, efficiency, and the sanitary impulse, 1845-1870
ch. 7. Reconfiguring "scientific medicine," 1865-1900
ch. 8. The gospel of germs: microbes, strangers, and habits of the home, 1880-1925
ch. 9. Strategies for improving medical care: institutions, science, and standardization, 1870-1940
ch. 10. Expert advice, social authority, and the medicalization of everyday life, 1890-1930
ch. 11. The technological imperative?: hospitals, professions, and patient expectations, 1890-1950
ch. 12. The culture of biomedical research: human subjects, power, and the scientific method, 1920-1965
ch. 13. Public health and the state during an age of biomedical miracles, 1925-1960
ch. 14. Rights, access, and the bottom line: health politics and health policies, 1960-2000
ch. 15. The persisting search for health and healing at the end of the twentieth century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Warner, John Harley, 1953-
Tighe, Janet A.
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
0395954355 (pbk.)
OCLC:
46318157
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