Doctors on Horseback: Pioneers of American Medicine by James T. FlexnerDoctors on Horseback: Pioneers of American Medicine by James T. Flexner

Doctors on Horseback: Pioneers of American Medicine

byJames T. Flexner

Paperback | January 1, 1993

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The man in the street would not, perhaps, recognize all the names of the brilliant scientists whose careers and personalities animate this book, but doctors know them. Morgan, who founded the first medical school in American and, fighting beside Washington, was ruined b the petty politics of the Revolution; McDowell, who, although on the fringe of the wilderness, dared the operation that prepared the way for all abdominal surgery; Rush, the equivocal personality who, for better or worse, dominated American medicine for more than fifty years; Beaumont, who, saving a life, won a living laboratory; Drake, who brought modern medicine to the New West; Long and Morton, who banished pain from surgery and earned it for themselves - these men are honored in their profession today.
James Thomas Flexner is a National Book Award Laureate; recipient of a special Pulitzer Prize Citation; winner of the Society of American Historians' Parkman Prize, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for Eminence in Biography. James Thomas Flexner has won a Christopher's Award for his four-volume biography, Wash...
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Title:Doctors on Horseback: Pioneers of American MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.09 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Fordham University Press

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ISBN - 10:082321379X

ISBN - 13:9780823213795

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The man in the street would not, perhaps, recognize all the names of the brilliant scientists whose careers and personalities animate this book, but doctors know them. Morgan, who founded the first medical school in America and, fighting beside Washington, was ruined by the petty politics of the Revolution; McDowell, who, although on the fringe of the wilderness, dared the operation that prepared the way for all abdominal surgery; Rush, the equivocal personality who, for better or worse, dominated American medicine for more than fifty years; Beaumont, who, saving a life, won a living laboratory; Drake, who brought modern medicine to the new West; Long and Morton, who banished pain from surgery and earned it for themselves - these men are honored in their profession today. Mr. Flexner approaches his subject with authority, sympathy, and humor. The bitter antagonisms, personal jealousies, tragic misconceptions which inevitably arose are given their place in the story, but always the reader is conscious that these men were making lasting contributions to their profes

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"A soundly and eloquently written story of the rambunctious early men who gave medicine in this country its first stature before the world."