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Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health

Documents and Essays (Major Problems in American History Series)

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company .
Written in English


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ContributionsJohn Harley Warner (Editor), Janet A. Tighe (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7468815M
ISBN 100395954355
ISBN 109780395954355

Since the s the history of medicine has expanded its focus into the history of health care and health culture. New York: W. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. The primary documents provide direct access to contemporary ideas about the historical problems or themes, often from different viewpoints.

Table of Contents Ch. However, new forces were at work to further broaden its purview. In his Constitutional CodeBentham proposed radical new legislation dealing with such issues as prison reform, the establishment of a ministry of health, birth controland a variety of sanitary measures. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. Works can belong to more than one series. The Aqueducts of Rome, trans.

The Union responded by building army hospitals in every state. Major Problems in the History of American Medicine is made up of fifteen thematic chapters, each containing an introduction, a series of historical documents, several related essays by historians of medicine, and a list of suggested readings. Thus, the most primitive societies provide an "organized" approach to the recognition and management of disease. Major, R. Ashley Bowen A friend of mine, in his third of fourth year of med school at the time, once told me that doctors are just highly paid mechanics.


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Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health book

It provided the basis for the World Health Organization 's definition of health: "A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" Furthermore, in many of these institutions, piped water supplies, sanitary sewers, privies, bathing facilities, and heating and ventilation were provided.

Archaeologists have found that all the great cities of antiquity in AsiaEuropeAfrica, and South America had municipal water supplies and sewerage systems. Cipolla, C. By signing up you agree to our Terms of Service. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place.

Major problems in the history of American medicine and public health: documents and essays

However, the establishment of cities brought about major developments. Strategies for improving medical care: institutions, science, and standardization, ch. First came epidemics of the childhood diseases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough, and, especially, measles. The culmination of ancient sanitary engineering was accomplished in Romewhere aqueducts supplied the city with water in amounts comparable to many modern municipal systems and sewers and drains carried away the wastewater.

Main article: Medicine in the American Civil War In the American Civil War —65as was typical of the 19th century, more soldiers died of disease than in battle, and even larger numbers were temporarily incapacitated by wounds, disease and accidents.

Public health medicine is part of the greater enterprise of preserving and improving the public health. His proposals covered the entire life span from birth to death.

Expert advice, social authority, and the medicalization of everyday life, ch. The history of medicine therefore touches on a lot more than the facts of anatomy and physiology. The boards maintained close relations with the local physicians who provided medical care and prophylactic advice.

Report of the Sanitary Commission of Massachusettsfacsimile edition. Thus, the book brings the reader to the beginning of the new millennium, an era full of remarkable possibilities and unresolved conflicts. Reconfiguring "scientific medicine," ch. Frontinus, J. The last case occurred in in the East African nation of Somalia and the eradication was certified by a Commission of the World Health Organization in What is the history of medicine and public health?

Religion, lawand custom were inextricably interwoven. Chadwick's report was widely circulated and carefully considered.

Nevertheless, they provided a model for nineteenth-century organization of public health activities. Clearly, the health effects of war and violence demand to be addressed. Expertly sifting through a vast array of cultural documents, Metzl shows how associations between schizophrenia and blackness emerged during the tumultuous decades of the s and s.

Tracing the evolution of medical ethics and the nature of decision making in bureaucracies, Jones attempted to show that the Tuskegee Study was not, in fact, an aberration, but a logical outgrowth of race relations and medical practice in the United States.

Meanwhile, in EnglandJeremy Bentham — was enunciating a similar humanitarian social philosophy and consequent political reform.

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Powell presents a penetrating study of human nature revealing itself. Goldberger, J. The culture of biomedical research: human subjects, power, and the scientific method, ch. Consequently, diseases such as heart disease and cancer became more important. Chadwick, E. Conversely, the prevalent diseases of colonized areas threatened the invaders.National Institutes of Health.

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This text presents a carefully selected group of readings on medical history and development that Author: John Harley Warner.