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John Shaw Billings: Science and Medicine in the Gilded Age

James H. Cassedy

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ISBN 10: 144159518X / ISBN 13: 9781441595188
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Hardcover. 254 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.3in. x 1.1in.Much has been written about John Shaw Billingss (1838-1913) role in the founding and development of two great American libraries, the Army Medical Library and the New York Public Library, to the neglect of other aspects of his career. Billingss role as a physician was many-faceted. Beginning his medical career as an Army surgeon during the Civil War, during the next 30 years he added to his medical skills those of scientist, administrator, and planner, builder, and organizer of several important medical and public health activities and institutions. This book explores Billings as a leader of the Amedical revolution and the public health movement of the late 19th century. It emphasizes the part he played as a link between the growing federal governments presence in health policy and scientific activity and the world of private medicine and local public health. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9781441595188

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Título: John Shaw Billings: Science and Medicine in ...

Editorial: Xlibris Corporation

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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Much has been written about John Shaw Billings=s (1838-1913) role in the founding and development of two great American libraries, the Army Medical Library and the New York Public Library, to the neglect of other aspects of his career. Billings=s role as a physician was many-faceted. Beginning his medical career as an Army surgeon during the Civil War, during the next 30 years he added to his medical skills those of scientist, administrator, and planner, builder, and organizer of several important medical and public health activities and institutions. This book explores Billings as a leader of the Amedical revolution@ and the public health movement of the late 19th century. It emphasizes the part he played as a link between the growing federal government=s presence in health policy and scientific activity and the world of private medicine and local public health.

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James H. Cassedy spent more than 35 years as Historian in the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was editor of the annual Bibliography of the History of Medicine. Among his many publications are American Medicine and Statistical Thinking, 1800-1860, Medicine & American Growth 1800-1860, Medicine in America: A Short History, and Demography in Early America: Beginnings of the Statistical Mind, 1600-1800.

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