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Doctor's legacy; a selection of physicians' letters, 1721-1954.

Author: Laurence Farmer
Publisher: New York, Harper [©1955]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This present collection of personal letters of physicians is a unique literary contribution. The time covered runs from 1721 to 1954.
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Genre/Form: Collected Correspondence
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Biography
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Farmer, Laurence, 1895-
Doctor's legacy; a selection of physicians' letters, 1721-1954.
New York, Harper [©1955]
(OCoLC)644780511
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Farmer
OCLC Number: 525873
Description: xvii, 267 pages
Contents: Medical practice; Smallpox inoculation / William Douglass --
Treatment of disease / George Cheyne --
Medical practice / John Mitchell --
Fundamentals of good medical practice / Oliver Goldsmith --
Medical education / Joseph Black --
Licensure / Hendrick van Beuren --
Advice to his son / John Bard --
Diabetes / William Cullen --
Treatment of cancer; Treatment of fever / William Hunter --
Medical practice; Treatment of tuberculosis; "Dieting" (gout); Advice to a patient / John Fothergill --
Medicine as a profession; Transplantation of teeth; Cause of tuberculosis; Advice to Boswell / John Coakley Lettsom --
Quackery / William Falconer --
Study of the "mind" / James Currie --
Medical education / William Heberden --
Medical care (War of American Revolution); Backwardness of science and the arts in America / John Warren --
Yellow fever; Medical advice to a patient; Treatment o insanity; Criticism of physicians; Advice to a young physician; Advice to his son / Benjamin Rush --
Yellow fever / William Thornton --
Yellow fever / William Drennan --
Smallpox vaccination / Edward Jenner, George Pearson, Edward Jenner --
Practice of medicine; Smallpox vaccination; Smoking; Quackery / Benjamin Waterhouse --
Practice of medicine / Charles Taft --
Advice to a patient / David Hosack --
War surgery / Sir Charles Bell --
Dissection; Views on the role of hospitals; Religious sentiments; Advice to his son / John C. Warren --
Auscultation / René Laënnec --
Advice to his son; Auscultation; Auscultation; practice of medicine; Influence of the mind on disease / James Jackson --
Auscultation; Cholera; Medicine as a science / James Jackson, Jr. --
Relationship of study of medicine and literature / Thomas L. Beddoes --
Medicine as a profession / Waitstill R. Ranney. Treatment of the fatally ill; Limitations of medicine / Johann Stieglitz --
Advice to a patient; Relationship to patients / Samuel Hahnemann --
Treatment of insanity / John Conolly --
Introduction of ether anesthesia / John Ware --
Ether anesthesia; Chloroform / Sir James Y. Simpson --
Description of an operation without anesthesia / George Wilson --
Protest against demonstration of a delivery / 17 Buffalo physicians --
Status of medicine in the Midwest / William Matthews --
Practice of medicine; Quackery; People's disregard of their health / James Hinton --
Compensation of the physician / William T. Gairdner --
Childbed fever / Joseph Steiner --
Religious views; Introduction of antiseptic surgery / Lord Joseph Lister --
Queen Victoria and vivisection / Sir Henry F. Ponsonby --
Views on vivisection / Lord Joseph Lister --
Dangers of chloroform / J. Marion Sims --
Medicine in the Civil War / John G. Perry --
Women in medicine / Mary Putnam Jacobi --
Yellow fever / Richard D. Arnold --
Medicine as a profession / Jean Cruveilhier --
Early bacteriology / Robert Koch --
Importance of proper opportunities for research / Members of a medical faculty --
Medicine as a profession / Theodor Billroth --
Women in medicine; Advances in medicine in the 19th century / Henry I. Bowditch --
"State interference" in medicine / Thomas Henry Huxley --
Public acceptance of quackery / Oliver Wendell Holmes --
Early endocrinology / Sir Henry Thompson --
Cause of cancer / Alfred Haviland; W. Gilchrist Burnie. Medical articles in the daily press / Anonymous English physician --
Development of the knowledge of the neuroses / Sigmund Freud --
First use of tetanus antitoxin in Great Britain / Greville MacDonald --
Medicine and literature; Treatment of tuberculosis / Anton Chekhov --
Yellow fever / Walter Reed --
X-rays / Carl Beck --
Excesses of surgery / Edgar Trevithick --
Medical practice (Philosophy) / Anonymous physician; Lowis W. Palfrey --
On dying / Sir William Osler --
Retirement / Harvey Cushing --
War neuroses; A psychiatrist's reaction to the bombing of a hospital; Doctor-patient relationship / Thomas W. Salmon --
Control of infectious diseases (World War I) / David R. Lyman --
Public health / Hermann M. Biggs --
Opposition to psychoanalysis / Unidentified physician --
"Socialized medicine" / Arnold C. Klebs --
Euthanasia; "Unorthodox medicine" / Lord Berkeley Moynihan --
Development of penicillin / Leslie A. Falk --
Medical education (Philosophy) / John Grieve; Saul Jarcho --
"Socialized medicine" / Alex E. Roche --
Religious views / J. Jerrold Applegarth; J.C. Bacala --
Cigarette smoking as cause of cancer of the lung / Alton Ochsner --
Medicine in World War II / Robert E. Kaufman; Robert B. Hoenig --
Retirement / Frederic C. Sharpless.

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This present collection of personal letters of physicians is a unique literary contribution. The time covered runs from 1721 to 1954.

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