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Two extended essays: The first, by Dr. Clark, sketches the engagement of Quaker physicians in improving care for the mentally ill in England and the United States through the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The second, by Dr. Elkinton, begins with the founding of Quakerism (and its early medical concerns) and goes on with chronologically arranged brief biographical notes on prominent Quaker physicians. The relations between Quaker tenets and humane care are touched on, but wider issues of how Quaker medicine has been seen by, and has influenced, the rest of medicine are not considered. Historical illustrations, references, index.
The Quaker Heritage in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1979;90:868–869. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-5-868_7
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(5):868-869.
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