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Judging the Progress of Sanitary Science: The 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

Julie K. Brown

in Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026574
eISBN:
9780262258630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the 1876 Centennial Exhibition held in Philadelphia and its significance for sanitary science in the United States. The sanitary movement, which arose following the ... More


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Dan Bouk

in How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259178
eISBN:
9780226259208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259208.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that life insurers developed turn of the century systems for personalizing the making of risks as a way of preserving corporate correspondent networks. It follows the medical ... More


Preventing Fear and Panic: The 1893 Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition

Julie K. Brown

in Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026574
eISBN:
9780262258630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026574.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was grander in scale than the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. In addition to the increased physical scale and administrative complexity, ... More


U.S. Sanitary Commission Physicians and the Transformation of American Health Care

Kathryn Shively Meier

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Although the Jacksonian era did much to erode the relationship between professional physicians and the American populace, the Civil War provided a singular opportunity for a new class of doctors to ... More


1917–1918: Shadows of War

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Working in four other southern states (Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi), Bradley chafed under scheduling and logistical pressures. World War I brought new opportunities for her ... More


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