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“A Fine Field for Professional Improvement”: Sites and Sources of Medical Authority in the Revolutionary War

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details the contributions of Philadelphia's medical community during the War of Independence. Throughout the conflict, disease killed far more Americans than combat; and commanders ... More


The Tenacity of Spiritual Healing and Seeing

Mathijs Pelkmans

in Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines changes in the field of spiritual healing and seeing in Kokjangak. It first provides an overview of the proliferation of spiritual practices in the post-Soviet period before ... More


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