American physicians in the nineteenth century: from sects to science

by William G. Rothstein

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore

Written in English
Published: Pages: 362 Downloads: 484
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Statement[by] William G. Rothstein.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 362 p.
Number of Pages362
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Open LibraryOL23254547M
ISBN 100801812429
OCLC/WorldCa416461

In the early and mid-nineteenth century, the indirect price of medical services probably outweighed the direct price. Dispersed in a heavily rural society, lacking modern transportation, the great majority of the population was effectively cut off from ordinary recourse to physicians because of the prohibitive opportunity cost of travel. Scholars and students alike will find the book an invaluable resource. William G. Rothstein is professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of American Physicians in the Nineteenth Century: From Sects to Science and American Medical Schools and the Practice of Medicine. American Sociology: The Social Science Movement in the United States (New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, ). 9 William G. Rothstein, American Physicians in the Nineteenth Century: From Sects to Science (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, ).   He is best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning book Battle Cry of Freedom. In the interview McPherson identified who he believes are America’s top historians, the best book on the Civil War, the best military history books, the best books about African American history, most overrated history book (it’s a biggie), and the book most.

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Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century: Whooley, Owen: Books - (3).   Abstract. Moxa in Nineteenth-century Medical Practice ANU KING DUDLEY* ABSTRACT. While we may think of moxa as a therapeutic technique that has been introduced to the United States in the last few decades of the twentieth century, this oriental healing procedure that applies the heat of burning herbs to acupuncture points was first employed in the United . Prior to the twentieth century most American physicians were poorly paid and whatever respect and prestige they accrued depended largely upon personal factors. American Physicians in the Nineteenth Century: From Sects to Science, Johns Hopkins American Medical Ethics and the Physician-Patient Relationship. In: Shelp E.E. (eds) The Author: John Duffy.   -- Journal of the American Medical Association This is the first book-length historical study of medical malpractice in 19th-century America and it is exceedingly well done The author reveals that, beginning in the s, Americans began to initiate malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and : NYU Press.

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Civilian Health CareFor most of the nineteenth century, health care in the United States took place within the confines of the home. Physicians routinely paid visits to their patients to deliver diagnoses or to dispense treatments by the fireside. Only rarely were individuals treated in infirmaries.

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For the rest of the century, epidemics swept through American cities and towns like wildfire, killing thousands. Physicians of all stripes offered conflicting answers to the cholera puzzle, ineffectively responding with opiates.

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