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The medical imagination : literature and health in the early United States

Author: Sari Altschuler
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Early American studies.
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In 1872, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Science does not know its debt to imagination," words that still ring true in the worlds of health and health care today. The checklists and clinical algorithms of modern medicine leave little space for imagination, and yet we depend on creativity and ingenuity for the advancement of medicine--to diagnose unusual conditions, to innovate treatment, and to make groundbreaking
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Altschuler, Sari.
Medical imagination.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017028650
(OCoLC)993134387
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sari Altschuler
ISBN: 9780812294743 0812294742
OCLC Number: 1026492286
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Revolution --
Yellow fever --
Cholera --
Difference --
Anesthesia.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Sari Altschuler.
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