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Estes has written an important book, which is a major contribution to the historical literature of early American medicine. Although the emphasis is on Hall Jackson, surely one of the most ambitious and brilliant early American physicians and surgeons, the book is far more than a simple biographical study. The subtitle and the author's preface should alert the reader that the book is in fact an ambitious attempt to survey several aspects of health and disease in America around 1800.Hall Jackson's practice in the Revolutionary War and in Portsmouth is extensively detailed, and his efforts to investigate the efficacy of
Hall Jackson and the Purple Foxglove. Medical Practice and Research in Revolutionary America 1760-1820.. Ann Intern Med. ;93:515–516. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-515_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):515-516.
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