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Unlike most people who write medical history, Geoffrey Marks and William K. Beatty are neither physicians nor historians. Their collaboration, which pairs a writer with a medical librarian, offers a unique opportunity to span the growing gap between "technical" and "social" historians of medicine.
The scope of this book seems to promise such a bridge. Chapter headings carefully balance social and technical subjects, such as indigenous American remedies, care of the poor, dissection and anatomy, medical education, medicine and war, specialization, sectarianism, public health, modern research, and the future of health care delivery. Compared to their titles, however, the chapters
The Story of Medicine in America.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:784. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-6-784_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(6):784.
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