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The story of medicine in America [by] Geoffrey Marks and William K. Beatty.

Author: Geoffrey Marks; William K Beatty
Publisher: New York, Scribner [©1973]
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Traces the advances made in medicine from early colonial times to international leadership of the present.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marks, Geoffrey.
Story of medicine in America.
New York, Scribner [c1973]
(OCoLC)599002276
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Marks; William K Beatty
ISBN: 9780684135373 068413537X
OCLC Number: 804901
Description: xi, 416 p. illus., ports.
Contents: Pt. 1. Medical practices and practitioners from Colonial Times to the Early Republic. The Virginia Colony --
The New England Colonies --
Indigenous remedies and practices --
Cotton Mather, medical polemicist --
Hospitals: care of the sick poor and the mentally ill --
Pt. 2. The development of medical education. Dissection and anatomy --
The early medical schools --
Medicine and war --
Pt. 3. Progress in the Nineteenth century. Medicine beyond the Alleghenies --
The phenomenon of specialization --
The sectarians --
Reforms in medical practice and education --
Pt. 4. The problems of public health. The smallpox epidemics --
The scourge of yellow fever --
The battle against widespread diseases --
Toward a public health service --
Pt. 5. Advances on several fronts. Research on a sound foundation --
The fight against polo --
Investigation of the brain --
Pt. 6. Into the modern age. In defiance of obsolescence --
Aerospace medicine --
Nuclear medicine --
The future of medical practice.

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Traces the advances made in medicine from early colonial times to international leadership of the present.

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