Major Problems In The History Of American Medicine And Public Health by John Harley WarnerMajor Problems In The History Of American Medicine And Public Health by John Harley Warner

Major Problems In The History Of American Medicine And Public Health

byJohn Harley Warner, Janet A. Tighe, Thomas Paterson

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This text presents a carefully selected group of readings on medical history and development that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.
Title:Major Problems In The History Of American Medicine And Public HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9.18 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:October 20, 2006Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0395954355

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Table of Contents

1. What Is the History of Medicine and Public Health?ESSAYSSusan Reverby and David Rosner, Medical Culture and Historical PracticeCharles E. Rosenberg, Medicine?s Institutional History and Its Policy ImplicationsJames T. Patterson, Disease in the History of Medicine and Public Health2. Colonial Beginnings: A New World of Peoples, Disease, and HealingDOCUMENTS1. Le Page du Pratz, a French Observer in Louisiana, Reports on Natchez Nation Healing Practices, 1720-17282. Cotton Mather, a Boston Minister, Proselytizes for Smallpox Inoculation, 17223. William Douglass, Boston Physician, Decries the Dangerous "Infatuation" with Smallpox Inoculation, 17224. A Broadside Laments the Death of Fifty-Four in a Hartford Epidemic, 17255. Zabdiel Boyston of Boston Recounts His Experiences as the First Physician to Inoculate Against Smallpox in the American Colonies, 17266. A Virginia Domestic Guide to the Diseases of the American Colonies Makes "Every Man His Own Doctor," 17347. Andrew Blackbird of the Ottawa Nation Records a Story from Indian Oral Tradition About the Decimation of His People by Smallpox in the Early 1760s, 1887ESSAYSColin G. Calloway, Indians, Europeans, and the New World of Disease and HealingJohn B. Blake, Smallpox Inoculation Foments Controversy in Boston3. The Medical Marketplace in the Early Republic, 1785-1825DOCUMENTS1. George Washington?s Physicians Narrate His Final Illness and Death, 17992. Elizabeth Drinker, a Philadelphia Quaker, Recounts in Her Diary the Physician-Attended Birth of Her Daughter?s Sixth Child, 17993. Benjamin Rush Tells His Medical Students at the University of Pennsylvania of the Trials and Rewards of a Medical Career, 18034. A Medical Apprentice in Rural South Carolina Records Daily Life in His Diary, 18075. James Jackson and John C. Warren, Leading Boston Physicians, Solicit Support for Founding the Massachusetts General Hospital, 18106. Walter Channing, a Harvard Medical Professor, Warns of the Dangers of Women Practicing Midwifery, 18207. A Young Physician Struggles to Get into Practice in Ohio, 18228. Samuel Thomson, Botanic Healer, Decries the Regular Medical Profession as a Murderous Monopoly, 1822ESSAYSLaurel Thatcher Ulrich, The Medical Challenge to MidwiferyLisa Rosner, The Philadelphia Medical Marketplace4. Antebellum Medical Knowledge, Practice, and Patients, 1820-1860DOCUMENTS1. A New York Medical Student Recounts in His Diary His Emotional Responses to Surgery, 18282. Jacob Bigelow, Harvard Medical Professor, Challenges the Physician?s Power to Cure, 18353. A Medical Apprentice Writes from Rochester About a Cadaver "Resurrected" for Dissection, 18414. An Eastern-Educated Physician in Indiana Advises Other Emigrants About the Distinctive Character of Diseases of the West, 18455. Reformer Dorothea Dix Calls on Tennessee Legislators to Turn State Insane Asylum into a "Curative" Hospital, 18476. A Yale Medical Student Decries the Use of Anesthesia in Childbirth, 18487. Samuel Cartwright, Medical Professor and Racial Theorist, Reports to the Medical Association of Louisiana on the "Diseases and Physical Peculiarities of the Negro Race," 18518. A Tennessee Physician Calls for the Cultivation of a Distinctive Southern Medical Literature, 1860ESSAYSCharles E. Rosenberg, Belief and Ritual in Antebellum Medical TherapeuticsMartin S. Pernick, Pain, the Calculus of Suffering, and Antebellum SurgeryTodd L. Savitt, Race, Human Experimentation, and Dissection in the Antebellum South5. The Healer?s Identity in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Character, Care, and Competition, 1830-1875DOCUMENTS1. A County Medical Society Bemoans the Prevalence of Quackery and Public Opinion Opposed to Legal Regulation of Medical Practice, 18432. Mary Gove Nichols, Women?s Health Reformer, Explains Why She Became a Water-Cure Practitioner, 18493. A New York State Doctor Rails to His Professional Brethren Against the Education of Women as Physicians, 18504. John Ware, Harva