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American health and wellness in archaeology and history

Dale L. Hutchinson (Author)
"In this book, Dale Hutchinson traces the history of American healthcare and wellbeing from the colonial era to the present, drawing on evidence from material culture and historical documents"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2022
University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2022
x, 218 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
9780813069142, 0813069149
Part I. American Health and the Colonial Years: 1600-
Faith, Religion, and Healing in Colonial America
Domestic Health Care and Informal Specialists
Part II. Growing Pains: The Emergence of Specialized Medicine; 1750-
The Rise of Institutional Care
Licenses and Liabilities: Medical Training Becomes Formal
Suspect Specialists
Part III. Reformation and Reconstruction: 1850-
The Civil War and the Reformation of American Medicine
Ventilation, Germs, and Hygiene: The Post Civil War Reform
Hospital Reformation and Redirection
Part IV. The Road to Well-Being: 1850-
Self-Help Meets Regulation: Patent Medicines, Personal Care, and Professional Regulation
Making Oneself Better: Vitamins, Diet, Exercise, and Other Fads
Conclusion: The Road to Wellness