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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


Conclusion: Looking West from Philadelphia

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/9780801448935.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter charts the denouement of Philadelphia's development from an experiment in solving the problems of urban life, to its rise as a great provincial port, and finally its decline ... More


Colonial Precedents

in The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the colonial period, Philadelphia was a leading financial innovator. Nascent banks, insurers, and securities market thrived in the Delaware Valley even before independence. Those institutions were ... More


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