Industrial Age Medicine

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  • Copyright: 2012-08-01
  • Publisher: Raintree Pub
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By the middle of the 18th century, the profession of medicine and its place in the sciences was entering a period of rapid change. Many of the old ideas about the human body and how to cure or prevent diseases were being questioned. But was this just by c

Author Biography

Rebecca Vickers has a degree in history and a strong interest in women's health. A librarian, she now writes and edits books for young people. Rebecca was born in Des Moines, IA, but now lives in Woodstock, England. Claire Jones is a museum professional specializing in the history of medicine. She completed her Ph.D. thesis on 19th century medical advertising and is working to establish a museum of health and medicine at the University of Worcester in England.

Table of Contents

Medicine on the Movep. 4
Beginning to Understand Diseasesp. 8
Cleaning Up Medicinep. 12
The Proof of Germ Theoryp. 16
Hospitalsp. 20
The Growth of Public Healthp. 24
War and Changes in Medicinep. 30
Women and Medicinep. 34
The Brain, the Mind, and Medicinep. 38
The Medical Revolutionp. 40
Timelinep. 42
Glossaryp. 44
Find Out Morep. 46
Indexp. 48
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