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The Resource Quinine and quarantine : Missouri medicine through the years, Loren Humphrey

Quinine and quarantine : Missouri medicine through the years, Loren Humphrey

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Quinine and quarantine : Missouri medicine through the years
Title
Quinine and quarantine
Title remainder
Missouri medicine through the years
Statement of responsibility
Loren Humphrey
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Missouri medicine through the years
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Language
eng
Summary
"Presenting a fascinating 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. Examining the changing environmental risks and diseases that threatened Missouri over the years and the role of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers as prime routes for the spread of diseases and innovations, Loren Humphrey discusses the efforts of citizens, legislators, and health officials confronting various medical challenges. He offers intriguing medical details of the past two centuries interspersed with the stories of significant historical figures and Missourians' personal accounts. He tells of the pioneers' struggles to use natural remedies acquired from Native Americans, the gory and unsanitary attempts to treat early gunshot wounds, and the common afflictions and diseases such as "swamp fever," measles, mumps, consumption, dysentery, smallpox, and typhoid that seemed beyond medicine's effects. Humphrey also discusses the significance of the discovery and reluctant acceptance of the "antifever" breakthrough now famous as quinine, as well as the lessons learned as a result of Civil War medical techniques. Quinine and Quarantine takes readers on a remarkable journey that concludes in the present, arguably the most exciting and controversial era for medical advances. Humphrey explores new imaging techniques, laparoscopic surgery, and research on ways to overcome bacterial resistance to antibiotics. He challenges the reader to consider such compelling issues as the escalating cost of health care and the threats posed by environmental hazards. He also identifies topics over which Missourians will likely struggle well into the next century, such as transplants, managed care, abortion, and assisted suicide. 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."--Publishers website
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1931-
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Humphrey, Loren
Dewey number
610/.9778
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R263
LC item number
.H86 2000
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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Missouri heritage readers
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  • Medicine
  • Medical care
  • History of Medicine
  • Health Services
  • Health Services
  • Missouri
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Quinine and quarantine : Missouri medicine through the years, Loren Humphrey
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Control code
42718472
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 128 pages
Lccn
99054575
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
Label
Quinine and quarantine : Missouri medicine through the years, Loren Humphrey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
42718472
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 128 pages
Lccn
99054575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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