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Richard Shryock is perhaps the leading American practitioner of the art of extracting general social history from medical sources. If medical scientists and practitioners are to grasp the profound social implications of their daily efforts, more such hybridized scholars are needed.
The present book is a collection of 15 essays published between 1930 and 1962 preceded by an original 45-page history of the American people. The essays appear under five headings that give a reasonable idea of their content: Period Pieces, Personal and Public Hygiene, The Medical Profession, Medical Thought and Research, and Historiography.
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Medicine in America: Historical Essays.. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-1153_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):1153.
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