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The Possibility of Adrenal Disease

Ralph Colp Jr. M.D.

in Darwin's Illness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032313
eISBN:
9780813039237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032313.003.0027
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Betsy King has suggested that Charles Darwin was ill because of a diminished function of the cortex of his adrenal gland, caused by his 1834 Chilean fever and its treatment with calomel and ... More


Calomel, Cholera, and Science 1825–1865

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

in Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134406
eISBN:
9780813135977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Esten Cooke, a doctor and professor at Transylvania University, asserted that gases or bad air caused congestion in the blood vessels and liver, and the cure was to remove the congestion with ... More


Sutton’s Thunder Stolen

Gavin Weightman

in The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300241440
eISBN:
9780300256314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300241440.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter addresses how Daniel Sutton's success was never properly acknowledged by his rivals, who quietly went about the business of figuring out how he did it while sneering at his lowly ... More


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