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Transformations in American medicine : from Benjamin Rush to William Osler

Author: Lester S King
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1991.
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Genre/Form: History
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King, Lester S. (Lester Snow), 1908-
Transformations in American medicine.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)551489387
Online version:
King, Lester S. (Lester Snow), 1908-
Transformations in American medicine.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)609198446
Named Person: Benjamin Rush; William Osler, Sir; William Osler, Sir; Benjamin Rush; William Osler; Benjamin Rush
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester S King
ISBN: 0801840570 9780801840579
OCLC Number: 21524323
Description: 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A survey of relevant problems --
Some basic concepts of eighteenth-century medicine --
Inflammation and fever --
The search for specificity --
The search partly successful: the discrimination of typhoid fever --
Congestive fever and the clinical entity --
Germ theory, causation, and specificity --
Changing aspects of scientific medicine, 1800-1850 --
Medicine as art and science, 1850-1912 --
The continuity of problems.
Responsibility: Lester S. King.

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