Medicine and Society in America

Medicine and Society in America

Perspectives on History Series
by Jennifer Hanson (Editor)
Publisher: History Compass
Trade Paperback, 60 pages
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This anthology highlights evolving medical practices in America, from the colonial period to the present. It is intended to reflect society's impact on medical procedures and attitudes in times of war and epidemics, as well as routine health care.

The excerpts include letters, journals, ads, and photographs relating to smallpox, vaccinations, asylums, "female problems," venereal disease, health insurance, AIDS, kidney transplants, nineteenth century home-remedies, and more. The book presents a brief glimpse at the social history of medicine in this country.

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