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Author Lee, R. Alton.

Title From snake oil to medicine : pioneering public health / R. Alton Lee
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2007


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 W'PONDS  362.1092 Lee/Fso  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Healing society : disease, medicine, and history
Healing society--disease, medicine, and history.
Contents Ch. 1. The wild West -- Ch. 2. Promoting public health -- Ch. 3. Confronting the great white scourge -- Ch. 4. Improving child health -- Ch. 5. Fighting the Great War at home -- Ch. 6. The civilized East -- Ch. 7. Conclusions
Summary "From Snake Oil to Medicine tells an almost unbelievable story about America's past. It is a story about a trusting public, about the "snake oil" salesmen who took advantage of their innocence, and about pioneering scientists like Samuel J. Crumbine, M.D., who tried to end practices that, at best, wasted money and, at worst, threatened public health. In one short period documented in From Snake Oil to Medicine, Crumbine confronted just a few practices common in the late-19th and early-20th centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-223) and index
Subject Crumbine, Samuel J. (Samuel Jay), 1862-1954.
Public health personnel -- Kansas -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2006038812
ISBN 9780275994679 alkaline paper
0275994678 alkaline paper