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Origins

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon

in Weill Cornell Medicine: A History of Cornell's Medical School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702136
eISBN:
9781501703676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter details the establishment of Cornell University's medical department. Within a few years of Cornell's founding in 1865, the university started offering a four-year course in natural ... More


Power: “We Are Not Doctors but Delousers”

Golfo Alexopoulos

in Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300179415
eISBN:
9780300227536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179415.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter illustrates the challenges faced by the Gulag medical-sanitation department. The principal task of this department was to maximize the number of working prisoners. Yet health care ... More


Delivering Health Care

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational health services in industry provide health care and preventive services in order to maintain the health of all employees, not just to provide medical care for the injured or those who ... More


Soldiers and Official Military Health Care

Kathryn Shively Meier

in Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610764
eISBN:
9781469612607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610764.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how soldiers were not completely unarmed in their fight for survival in the elements; they were part of an official network of health care developed by their respective Medical ... More


Illness and Mortality: “Lost Labor Days”

Golfo Alexopoulos

in Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300179415
eISBN:
9780300227536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179415.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the role of the Gulag medical-sanitation department. Their task was not necessarily to keep prisoners healthy, but to maximize exploitation and minimize “labor losses.” The ... More


Civil War Cybernetics: Medicine, Modernity, and the Intellectual Mechanics of Union

Susan-Mary Grant

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/9780823264476.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Through an analysis of newspaper accounts of Union medical care and frontline and home-front medical writings this chapter seeks to draw the experiences, expectations, and perceptions of Union ... More


Afterword

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/9780262026574.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The four international expositions held between 1876 and 1904 in the United States showcased careful planning and preparation to ensure the public’s health. Applied forms of health and medicine were ... More


Occupational Health Services

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The provision of occupational health services requires an organizational structure, basic equipment, procedures and facilities for providing care and trained people. Such an organization is called an ... More


“A New Era of Literature”

James P. Cousins

in Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168579
eISBN:
9780813168807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168579.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the earliest years of Horace’s presidency at Transylvania. Bostonians lamented his absence but celebrated his desire to bring education to the dark places of the American West. ... More


Introduction: The Roots of Rehabilitation

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/9780226482552.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reports the origins of rehabilitation. “War's waste” was a turn of phrase that referred to the human remains of war as well as to the economic cost that the nation had to endure after ... More


“The Happiness of Feeling Superior to a Lot of People”

Thomas Söderqvist

in Science as Autobiography: The Troubled Life of Niels Jern

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094411
eISBN:
9780300128710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094411.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on Niels Jerne's internship; in the late 1940s he was a widower, the father of two sons, and a middle-aged man with a medical degree. He had only to go through his internship to ... More


Becoming a Seasoned Soldier

Kathryn Shively Meier

in Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610764
eISBN:
9781469612607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610764.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how soldiers constructed their own networks of environmental knowledge and health care outside of the military establishment in response to both their heightened susceptibility ... More


Photography

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

in Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Most of this section consists of ‘Painful Looks: Reading Civil War Photographs’ by Mick Gidley, who examines the rise of photographs as a medical record of the Civil War and one which increasingly ... More


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