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Professionalizing medicine : James Reeves and the choices that shaped American health care

Author: John M Harris
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This biography of James Edmund Reeves illuminates landmarks of American health care: the troubled introduction of clinical epidemiology and development of botanic medicine and homeopathy, the Civil War's stimulation of sanitary science and hospital medicine, the rise of government involvement, the revolution in laboratory medicine, and the explosive growth of phony cures"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
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History
Named Person: James E Reeves; James E Reeves
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Harris
ISBN: 9781476676364 1476676364
OCLC Number: 1082959555
Description: vii, 236 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The Age of Jackson Begins; 2. Medicine in the Age of Jackson; 3. Regular Medicine's Choice; 4. Becoming a Doctor; 5. A Disease of Perennial Interest; 6. Practice and Politics; 7. Duty, Honor, Country, Statehood; 8. Army Medicine and Public Health; 9. Medical Organizing; 10. His Lucid and Graceful Pen; 11. A Particularly Challenging Year; 12. The Moral High Ground; 13. Going It Alone; 14. Medical Licensure Becomes a Public Health Problem; 15. Reeves' Legislative Triumph; 16. The Eminent Domain of Sanitary Science17. Going South; 18. Koch's Rivals; 19. Professional Indifference to Professional Enemies; Epilogue: Medical Professionalism; Chapter Notes; Bibliography of Selected Sources; Index
Responsibility: John M. Harris, Jr.

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