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1783-1815: Science and Medicine

1783-1815: Chapter Ten: Science and Medicine

by ANTHONY CONNORS

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 362

OVERVIEW 368

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Charlatans and Patent Medicines 370

The Death of George Washington 372

Exploration 373

Medical Education 375

Medical Training at Harvard 376

The Patent Office 376

The American Philosophical Society 377

Science, Religion, and Race 378

The Banneker-Jefferson Correspondence 379

Smallpox Vaccination 380

A Letter to Dr. Edward Jenner 381

The Steamboat 381

Amateur Scientist 382

Textile Mills 383

Transportation 385

Yellow Fever and Malaria 386

HEADLINE MAKERS

Benjamin Banneker 389

David Rittenhouse 390

Benjamin Rush 390

John Stevens 391

Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford 392

Benjamin Waterhouse 392

Eli Whitney 393

PUBLICATIONS 394

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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