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Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse : a life in medicine and public service (1754-1846)

Auteur : Philip Cash
Éditeur : Sagamore Beach, MA, USA : Science History Publications/USA, 2006.
Édition/format :   Livre : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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Born in Rhode Island in 1754, hailed in Great Britain and much of the united States, yet scorned by the medical and Brahmin establishments in Boston, Benjamin Waterhouse is one of the most important, controversial, and colorful figures in American Medical history. Best known for introducing vaccination to the United States and joining with Thomas Jefferson in promoting this procedure throughout the country and  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Benjamin Waterhouse; Benjamin Waterhouse; Benjamin (Arzt) Waterhouse
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Philip Cash
ISBN : 0881352640 9780881352641
Numéro OCLC : 64427563
Description : xi, 516 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsabilité : Philip Cash.

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Born in Rhode Island in 1754, hailed in Great Britain and much of the united States, yet scorned by the medical and Brahmin establishments in Boston, Benjamin Waterhouse is one of the most important, controversial, and colorful figures in American Medical history. Best known for introducing vaccination to the United States and joining with Thomas Jefferson in promoting this procedure throughout the country and beyond, he served as the first professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and was a feared penman for the Jeffersonian cause and the co-author of an early best seller recounting the experiences of the young Massachusetts doctor taken prisoner during the war of 1812. In addition, Waterhouse pioneered the popularization of the study of natural history (biology, geology and mineralogy in New England. This work is the first major biography of this fascinatingg, many faceted personality.

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