Medical America in the Nineteenth Century: Readings from the Literature by Gert H. Brieger
Medical America in the Nineteenth Century: Readings from the Literature
Author: Gert H. Brieger
Title: Medical America in the Nineteenth Century: Readings from the Literature
ISBN10: 0801892686
ISBN13: 978-0801892684
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; Reprint edition (April 13, 2009)
Language: English
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Students of the history of medicine and of American history in general will welcome this collection of thirty papers originally published in nineteenth-century medical journals and lay publications. Each highlights a specific problem or medical attitude of the period, and together they present an illuminating panorama of the medical profession and of public health in nineteenth-century America. Many of the problems faced by students, practitioners, and patients of the last century are surprisingly similar to those still being encountered today.

Dr. Brieger has selected papers that illustrate the issues and developments in medical education, medical practice, surgery, hospitals, hygiene, and psychiatry. They range from Benjamin Rush's "On the Cause of Death in Diseases That Are Not Incurable," to a paper by Robert F. Weir "On the Antiseptic Treatment of Wounds, and Its Results" and an article by Stephen Smith, "New York the Unclean." The final selection, the Announcement of The Johns Hopkins Medical School, stands as a landmark that foretells the beginning of a new era.