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Maximalist Medicine at Walter Reed

in War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226482538
eISBN:
9780226482552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482552.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reports that rehabilitation played a role in the shaping of the modern American hospital. Leo Mayer and other like-minded rehabilitation advocates supported state medicine rather than ... More


Epilogue: Walter Reed, Then and Now

in War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226482538
eISBN:
9780226482552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482552.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates the status of Walter Reed Hospital, which has become the primary receiving hospital for injured American soldiers. Known as the “center of gravity” in army medicine, today's ... More


The Hunt for the Mosquito

in Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Despite intense efforts aimed at controlling yellow fever, in 1900 the number of cases began to increase again in the United States. The quarantines and extensive disinfections that were established ... More


David H. Hubel

David H. Hubel

in Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-year Collaboration

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176186
eISBN:
9780199847013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

David H. Hubel was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to American parents in 1926. In 1929, his family transferred to Montreal where he was brought up and educated and continued to live until the age ... More


Prison or the Canadian Wilderness

Dava Guerin and Terry Bivens

in The Eagle on My Arm: How the Wilderness and Birds of Prey Saved a Veteran's Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813180021
eISBN:
9780813180038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180021.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In this chapter Patrick struggles with his rage and PTSD. While a patient at Walter Reed he breaks his doctor’s jaw after punching him twice. He would have been in military prison if not for the ... More


The Caribbean, Carlos Finlay, Walter Reed, and Serendipity

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

in The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter reviews the role of expanding sugarcane plantations throughout the Caribbean in the movement of slaves, mosquitoes and disease, as world empires jockeyed for dominance in world sugar ... More


Conclusions

in Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226218113
eISBN:
9780226218137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218137.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Yellow fever repeatedly spread from Havana to the U.S. South in the late nineteenth century. Even in the absence of an epidemic, the threat of yellow fever was a constant encumbrance to the U.S. ... More


William Crawford Gorgas and the Panama Canal

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

in The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter relates how yellow fever continued to cause casualties during the US occupation after the Spanish-American War ended and how Major William Crawford Gorgas created a successful strategy ... More


Limits to research risks

Steven Joffe

in The Ethical Challenges of Human Research: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199896202
eISBN:
9780190267681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896202.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter looks at the issue of setting limits to net research risks and its implications for research ethics. It first considers the famous research led by Walter Reed, conducted at the beginning ... More


From the Civil War to the Great War: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of a Spiritual Paradigm

Aaron Shaheen

in Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198857785
eISBN:
9780191890406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857785.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter first shows how the spiritualized version of prosthetics originated in the Civil War, which rendered approximately 60,000 veterans limbless. Prominent physicians such as Oliver Wendell ... More


City of Medicine

Istvan Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai

in New York Scientific: A Culture of Inquiry, Knowledge, and Learning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769873
eISBN:
9780191822681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769873.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

There are whole districts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx that operate as medical cities at the highest level of biomedical research as well as clinical facilities for patients. Bellevue ... More


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