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The Science of All Life

Steven M. Stowe

in Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828854
eISBN:
9781469603629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876268_stowe.6
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the culture of mid-century medical education. It focuses on the four contexts of learning—lectures, hospital wards, anatomical dissection, and medical thesis—including the ways ... More


Men, Schools, and Careers

Steven M. Stowe

in Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828854
eISBN:
9781469603629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876268_stowe.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the mid-nineteenth century, thousands of southern men pursued orthodox medicine as their career. This chapter examines the factors that influenced southern men as they made their decision to ... More


Evidence-Based Medicine

John S. Haller

in Shadow Medicine: The Placebo in Conventional and Alternative Therapies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169042
eISBN:
9780231537704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169042.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter recounts the emergence of orthodox medicine. Medical care and medical education emerged as a scientific enterprise in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, with the help of the ... More


Landscape, Race, and Faith

Steven M. Stowe

in Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828854
eISBN:
9781469603629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876268_stowe.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the identities physicians shaped for themselves against the larger backdrops of southern landscapes, race, and Christian faith. First, it describes the way in which physicians ... More


Medical Treatment

Rex Ahdar and Ian Leigh

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199606474
eISBN:
9780191744259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606474.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines several medico-legal issues insofar as they have a religious dimension or implicate the religious liberty of the persons seeking or refusing treatment. The chapter is organized ... More


Conclusion

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the early state of health care and the medical profession in America. It considers the problems faced by the medical profession in the nineteenth century, suggesting that ... More


“The Blood-Bought Freedom of Our Venerable Sires”: The Antebellum Battle for Medical Freedom

Lewis A. Grossman

in Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190612757
eISBN:
9780197606582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612757.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the wholesale abandonment of medical licensing in the antebellum years due to the collective efforts of practitioners and supporters of Thomsonianism, an extremely popular ... More


Epilogue

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This epilogue provides a brief overview of the major advances in American medicine in the modern period, and how such advances have been challenged by a newly energized alternative medicine movement. ... More


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