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Romanticism and Colonial Disease

By: Alan Bewell

Price: $19.96

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 2003

Seller ID: 877342

ISBN: 0801877342

Condition: paperback, The Johns Hopkins University Press


Colonial experience was profoundly structured by disease, as expansion brought people into contact with new and deadly maladies. Pathogens were exchanged on a scale far greater than ever before. Native populations were decimated by wave after wave of Old World diseases. In turn, colonists suffered disease and mortality rates much higher than in their home countries. Not only disease, but the idea of disease, and the response to it, deeply affected both colonizers and tho... View more info

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Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace

By: Alan M. Kraut

Price: $20.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 850967

ISBN: 0-8018-5096-7

Condition: 384 pages, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


ReviewsWinner of the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award in American Immigration History by the Immigration History SocietyWinner of the Book Award from the Phi Alpha Theta Society"Fascinating . . . Kraut's narrative shows that it has always been easier to blame immigrants for epidemics than to attack the infrastructure of the disease."--New York Times“Kraut chronicles the medical assimilation of immigrants through a ser... View more info

Medical Doctors of Maryland in the C.S.A.

By: Daniel D. Hartzler

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H3150

ISBN: 788431501

Condition: (1979), 2007, 8½x11, paper, index, 98 pp, Heritage Books


This work records the exciting careers of two hundred and eight Maryland physicians who joined the Confederacy. These pages also preserve an authentic picture of the Southern sentiment in Maryland, along with the medical procedures and treatments of the time. Illustrated. The object of this work is to establish a record of the exciting careers of those physicians who joined the Confederacy. These Maryland patriots served in the army, navy, and marines to preserve the fr... View more info

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The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History, with a new introduction

By: Donald R. Hopkins

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2002 [1983]

Seller ID: 351688

ISBN: 0226351688

Condition: 398 pages, 6 x 9, 36 halftones, 15 line drawings, paperback, University of Chicago Press


Once known as the "great fire" or "spotted death," smallpox has been rivaled only by plague as a source of supreme terror. Although naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated in 1977, recent terrorist attacks in the United States have raised the possibility that someone might craft a deadly biological weapon from stocks of the virus that remain in known or perhaps unknown laboratories.In The Greatest Killer, Donald R. Hopkins provides a fascinating a... View more info

Versatile Physicians

By: Fillmore Buckner

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B3137

ISBN: 788431374

Condition: 2005, 5½x8½, paper, 166 pp, Heritage Books


This book is meant to introduce the reader to a number of historically significant physicians who medical histories have ignored. As a rule, medical histories make mention of physicians who contribute to medical progress, but ignore those physicians who contribute to the political, military, literary or economic progress of the country or society. This volume makes a small step in remedying that deficiency. Included are biographical sketches of four of the five physician... View more info

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YELLOW FEVER AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE NEW SOUTH

By: John H. Ellis

Price: $12.96

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1992

Seller ID: 11781X

ISBN: 0-8131-1781-X

Condition: 248 pages, University of Kentucky Press


Reviews“A rewarding and interesting book.”—Journal of Economic History“A marvelous book. . . . Touches on many of the important themes related to the epidemic and the emergence of the public health movement in the South. This well-crafted study should be required reading for anyone with an interest in the history of public health or the South.”—Choice View more info

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Quinine and Quarantine: Missouri Medicine Through the Years

By: Loren Humphrey.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Missouri Press: c2000

Seller ID: 212697

ISBN: 0826212697

Condition: 144 pages, 6 x 9, Biblio. Index. Tables. 33 illus, paperback, University of Missouri Press


Presenting a fascinating overview of medicine in Missouri from the early days of epidemics to present-day technological advances, Quinine and Quarantine approaches the history of medicine as an integral part of the state's development.Examining the changing environmental risks and diseases that threatened Missouri over the years and the role of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers as prime routes for the spread of diseases and innovations, Loren Humphrey discusses the... View more info

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WIDE NEIGHBORHOODS: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service

By: Mary Breckinridge

Price: $12.96

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1981 [©1952]

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 114535

ISBN: 0-8131-0149-2

Condition: 400 pages, paperback, University of Kentucky Press


The autobiography of Mary Breckinridge, the remarkable founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. Riding out on horseback, the FNS nurse-midwives, the first of their profession in this country, proved that high mortality rates and malnutrition need not be the norm in rural areas. By their example and through their graduates, the FNS has exacted a lasting influence on family health care throughout the world. Reviews“A moving and provoking book.”—Nur... View more info

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The Technology of Orgasm: "Hysteria," the Vibrator, and Women's Sexual Satisfaction

By: Rachel P. Maines

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 866464

ISBN: 0801866464

Condition: 208 pages, 26 illus, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Don't let this title put you off. . .From the time of Hippocrates until the 1920s, massaging female patients to orgasm was a staple of medical practice among Western physicians in the treatment of "hysteria," an ailment once considered both common and chronic in women. Doctors loathed this time-consuming procedure and for centuries relied on midwives. Later, they substituted the efficiency of mechanical devices, including the electric vibrator, invented in the 1880s.... View more info

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Hooper’s Medical Dictionary 1843 (Two Volume Set)

By: Robert Hooper M. D. F. L. S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H0155

ISBN: 1585491551

Condition: (1843), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, 2 vols., 884 pp, Heritage Books


You have just found your ancestor’s medical records in some old dusty trunk and now you wonder what the terms mean. This 1843 version of Hooper’s Medical Dictionary will provide the genealogical researcher with the latest terms of medicine in 1843. An asset to your collection of genealogical dictionaries. View more info

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Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

By: Steven M. Stowe.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2004

Seller ID: 828858

ISBN: 0807828858

Condition: 392 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, notes, bibl., index, hardback, University of North Carolina Press


Offering a new perspective on medical progress in the nineteenth century, Steven M. Stowe provides an in-depth study of the midcentury culture of everyday medicine in the South. Reading deeply in the personal letters, daybooks, diaries, bedside notes, and published writings of doctors, Stowe illuminates an entire world of sickness and remedy, suffering and hope, and the deep ties between medicine and regional culture.In a distinct American region where climate, race ... View more info