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Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health (01 Edition)

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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.

About the Author

Thomas Paterson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. In addition to being the General Editor of Houghton Mifflin's Major Problems series, he is co-author of Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, 5/e, (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) and A People and A Nation, 6/e (Houghton Mifflin, 2001). In addition to authoring several books and editing collections of essays on the history of U.S. Foreign Relations, he served as senior editor of the four-volume Encyclopedia of American Foreign Relations (1997). He is part president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. What is the history of medicine and public health? — ch. 2. Colonial beginnings: a new world of peoples, disease, and healing — ch. 3. The medical marketplace in the early republic, 1785-1825 — ch. 4. Antebellum medical knowledge, practice, and patients, 1820-1860 — ch. 5. The healer's identity in the mid-nineteenth century: character, care, and competition, 1830-1875 — ch. 6. The Civil War, efficiency, and the sanitary impulse, 1845-1870 — ch. 7. Reconfiguring "scientific medicine," 1865-1900 — ch. 8. The gospel of germs: microbes, strangers, and habits of the home, 1880-1925 — ch. 9. Strategies for improving medical care: institutions, science, and standardization, 1870-1940 — ch. 10. Expert advice, social authority, and the medicalization of everyday life, 1890-1930 — ch. 11. The technological imperative?: hospitals, professions, and patient expectations, 1890-1950 — ch. 12. The culture of biomedical research: human subjects, power, and the scientific method, 1920-1965 — ch. 13. Public health and the state during an age of biomedical miracles, 1925-1960 — ch. 14. Rights, access, and the bottom line: health politics and health policies, 1960-2000 — ch. 15. The persisting search for health and healing at the end of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395954355
Author:
Warner, John H.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Editor:
Tighe, Janet A.
Editor:
Warner, John Harley
Author:
Paterson, Thomas
Author:
Tighe, Janet A.
Author:
Warner, John Harley (John Harley Warner)
Author:
Warner, John Harley
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Therapeutics
Subject:
Medical policy
Subject:
History of medicine
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Medical policy -- United States -- History.
Subject:
History of medicine -- United States.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-History of Medicine
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Major Problems in American History Series
Series Volume:
1517
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.20x6.50x.99 in. 1.81 lbs.

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