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Some Famous Women

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Louise Creighton


Louise Creighton (1850-1936) was a British author and women's rights activist. The wife of the Anglican bishop of London, she was the mother…

An Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind, wit…

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Dr. Benjamin Rush


Written when the United States extended only to the Mississippi River, by one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this short …

The Medicine-Men Of The Apache

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John Gregory Bourke


“Herewith I have the honor to submit a paper upon the paraphernalia of the medicine-men of the Apache and other tribes. Analogues have been …

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 7: Anthropology & Medicine

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The seventh volume is on Anthropology written by the editor himself and on Medi…

“The Flu”: A Brief History of Influenza in U. S. America, Europe, Hawaii

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A. Mouritz


PREFACE This Booklet has been written and compiled for the use of any student or layman who seeks concise and clear information on the histo…

Reminiscences Of A Workhouse Medical Officer

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Joseph Rogers


Joseph Rogers (1821-1889) was an English physician, medical officer, and health care reformer in London. The system of poor-law dispensarie…

The Backwash Of War: The Human Wreckage Of The Battlefield As Witnessed By An A…

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Ellen Newbold La Motte


Ellen Newbold La Motte (1873–1961) was an American nurse, journalist and author. … and in 1915 volunteered as one of the first American war …

Margaret Sanger; an autobiography

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Margaret Sanger


Margaret Sanger, an advocate for birth control rights, chronicles the story of her struggles, including her times in jail and in exile, in o…

The Natural History Volume 5

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the …

Infection and Immunity

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George M. Sternberg


Infection and Immunity with Special Reference to the Prevention of Infectious Diseases presents a subject that is as relevant today as it wa…

The Natural History Volume 6

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the …

An Alabama Student And Other Biographical Essays

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Sir William Osler


Here are thirteen biographical sketches of physicians penned by one of the founders of modern medicine, William Osler, published in 1908. &…

Great Testimony against Scientific Cruelty

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Stephen Coleridge


Vivisection is a pejorative term used by opponents of the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of physiological…

Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

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Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments and Advisory Committee On Human Radiation Experiments


Researchers in the United States have performed thousands of human radiation experiments to determine the effects of atomic radiation and ra…

Religion and Health

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James Joseph Walsh


In the introductory chapter and the one following we find the strong presentation of his thesis on the everlasting reality of religion. The …

Andreas Vesalius, The Reformer of Anatomy

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James Moores Ball


Vesalius (born in Brussels, 1514-1564) is one of the foundation stones of modern medicine. Forsaking the study of anatomy by reading the anc…

History of Animals

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Aristotle


(Greek: Τῶν περὶ τὰ ζῷα ἱστοριῶν, Ton peri ta zoia historion, "Inquiries on Animals"; Latin: Historia Animalium, "History of …

An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae

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Edward Jenner


This collection of three publications details Edward Jenner's investigations into the connection between smallpox and coxpox, and the creati…

On Famine Fever and Some of the Other Cognate Forms of Typhus

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Rudolf Virchow


Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902), professor of medicine and pathology at the Charité Hospital in Berlin, published more than 2000 papers an…

Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women

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Elizabeth Blackwell


A fascinating account of the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. She writes of her struggles in being accepted to …

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