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Technology and American Medical Practice 1880-1930: An Anthology of Sources

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Edited by Howell Joel D.. . 366 pages. Garland Publishing, Inc., New York: , 1989.. $50.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(12):1052. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-12-1052_3
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Thirty historic articles, reprinted in facsimile, that illustrate the early applications of technical methods to clinical measurement, observation, treatment, and record-keeping. Each of the five sections is introduced by Howell with a short interpretative essay. Of particular interest for internists are the articles on sphygmomanometry, lumbar puncture, hematologic cell counts, electrocardiography, and clinical records. (EJH)


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