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Author Humphrey, Loren, 1931-

Title Quinine and quarantine : Missouri medicine through the years / Loren Humphrey
Published Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 128 pages) : illustrations
Series Missouri heritage readers series
Missouri heritage readers.
Contents pt. 1. Potluck medicine, 1799-1848. Diseases and injuries on the trail -- Growth of education and number of physicians -- Home remedies, smallpox vaccine, and quinine. pt. 2. Community medicine, 1849-1898. Evils of cities and medical school problems -- Buying a medical license -- Medical lessons from war. pt. 3. Standards for medicine, 1899-1948. Growth of travel, cities, and medical schools -- Improving medical education -- Scientific diagnosis. pt. 4. Scientific medicine, 1949-1999. Viruses and chemical everywhere -- Specialization and immunization -- New parts
Summary "Presenting an overview of medicine in Missouri from the early days of epidemics to present-day technological advances, Quinine and Quarantine approaches the history of medicine as an integral part of the state's development." "Organized chronologically in fifty-year segments and written in language free of jargon, Quinine and Quarantine offers readers a broad historical view of the medical problems and solutions faced by the people of Missouri, preparing them to cope with medical issues of the new millennium." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-118) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical care -- Missouri -- History.
Medicine -- Missouri -- History.
Health Services -- history.
History of Medicine.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99054575
ISBN 082626297X (electronic bk.)
9780826262974 (electronic bk.)