Medicine and Society in America: 1660-1860

By: Shryock, Richard Harrison

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First edition. Spine lightly bumped. 1962 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 182 pp. First published in 1960, Richard Harrison Shryock's Medicine and Society in America: 16601860 remains a sweeping and informative introduction to the practice of medicine, the education of physicians, the understanding of health and disease, and the professionalization of medicine in the Colonial Era and the period of the Early Republic. Shryock details such developments as the founding of the first medical school in America (at the College of Philadelphia in 1765); the introduction of inoculation against smallpox in Boston in 1721; the creation of the Marine Hospital Service in 1799, under which all merchant marines were required to take out health insurance; and the state of medical knowledge on the eve of the Civil War.

Title: Medicine and Society in America: 1660-1860

Author: Shryock, Richard Harrison

Categories: American, Modern First Editions, 19th Century and Earlier,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press: 1962

ISBN Number: 0801490936

ISBN Number 13: 9780801490934

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2208654

Keywords: RICHARD HARRISON SHRYOCK MEDICINE MEDICAL SOCIETY AMERICA AMERICAN HISTORY 1660 1860,