Medicine and Society in America: 1660-1860 (Cornell Paperbacks)

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First published in 1960, Richard Harrison Shryock's Medicine and Society in America: 1660–1860 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.

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"This book will be most useful to the general historian who seeks depth of understanding about the role of medicine in the early life of this country and to the medical historian who seeks a larger frame for his or her specific knowledge. Shryock's wit and perspective will please all who refer to this book."―American Historical Review



"The sweep of the work is excellent, and the stirring times of which Shryock writes need to be recalled to us in an age when everything is taken for granted and where any suggestion that people struggled to give us the country in its present state is thought sentimental."―Yale Review



"In three chapters covering the period 1660–1820 and one covering 1820–1860, Shryock lucidly describes medical thought and practice, the composition of the profession, as well as its education, regulation, research (or lack of it), institutions, organizations, and publications. He discusses health conditions among the general population and the efforts made to improve these conditions by public and private measures. These topics are carefully related to one another, to the general background of American society, and to their European origins or counterparts. This book offers, in compact form, a sound and readable synthesis of many aspects of American medical history, which is based on the author's years of brilliant and productive research in the field."―Science

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