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Medicine and Society in America: 1660-1860 (Cornell Studies in the History of Psychiatry)

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Synopsis:

First published in 1960, Richard Harrison Shryock's Medicine and Society in America: 16601860 remains a sweeping and informative introduction to the practice of medicine, the education of physicians, the understanding of health and disease, and the professionalization of medicine in the Colonial Era and the period of the Early Republic. Shryock details such developments as the founding of the first medical school in America (at the College of Philadelphia in 1765); the introduction of inoculation against smallpox in Boston in 1721; the creation of the Marine Hospital Service in 1799, under which all merchant marines were required to take out health insurance; and the state of medical knowledge on the eve of the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801490934
Author:
Shryock, R H
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Author:
Shryock, Richard Harrison
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. ;
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Medicine -- United States.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Cornell Studies in the History of Psychiatry
Series Volume:
t. XXXIX
Publication Date:
August 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1960, Richard Harrison Shryock's Medicine and Society in America: 16601860 remains a sweeping and informative introduction to the practice of medicine, the education of physicians, the understanding of health and disease, and the professionalization of medicine in the Colonial Era and the period of the Early Republic. Shryock details such developments as the founding of the first medical school in America (at the College of Philadelphia in 1765); the introduction of inoculation against smallpox in Boston in 1721; the creation of the Marine Hospital Service in 1799, under which all merchant marines were required to take out health insurance; and the state of medical knowledge on the eve of the Civil War.
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