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1815-1850: Science and Medicine

1815-1850: Chapter Ten: Science and Medicine

by LISA PRUITT

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 322

OVERVIEW 328

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

The Asylum Movement 329

Early Public Health Movement 330

The Cholera Epidemic of 1832 New York City. 331

Orthodox Medicine 332

The Surgeon of the Fleet 332

Heroic Medicine: Arguments for and Against Bloodletting 333

Philadelphias Scientific Community 333

On the Effects and Treatment of Contact with Rbus Rudicans (Poison Ivy) 334

Science and Technology 334

Scientific Associations 335

The Harvard Astronomical Observatory 335

Sectarian Medicine 337

Thomsonian Principles 337

How to Choose a Mate 338

The Smithsonian Institution 338

Surgery and Anesthesia 339

Womens Medical Education 340

HEADLINE MAKERS

Jacob Bigelow 341

Dorothea Lynde Dix 342

Asa Gray 343

Joseph Henry 344

Harriot Kezia Hunt 345

Benjamin Silliman Sr 345

PUBLICATIONS 347

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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