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Alisha Rankin

in Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226925387
eISBN:
9780226925394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the gentlewomen's practice of creating and collecting medicinal recipes. It looks at the procedures for making a remedy, which constituted the basis of women's pharmaceutical ... More


Cholera Becomes A Microbe

Owen Whooley

in Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226017464
eISBN:
9780226017778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017778.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Robert Koch discovered the cholera microbe in 1884, homeopaths and allopathic physicians staked a claim to his research, attempting to frame this research into a discovery that legitimated their ... More


Introduction

Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel (eds)

in Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226551784
eISBN:
9780226551791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551791.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about the economics of improving health and the returns to medical research. The central issue addressed in the volume is whether this ... More


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