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About 420 free books. Some book titles: The Birth of the Pill, Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine, Medicine and Healers Through History.
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About 3,500 free books. Some book titles: The Timechart History of Medicine, A Brief History of Bad Medicine, Medicine Through Time.
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A free online collection compiled by a researcher at HathiTrust with books and other publications related to the history of medicine. Publication dates range from 1752 to 2007.
Suggested Books on the History of Medicine
Abram, Ruth J.
“In the latter part of the 19th century, women, who had hitherto been barred from medical schools, were gradually granted the freedom to study and practice medicine. Indeed, by 1900, over 7,000 female physicians were practicing in America…. Women established thriving private practices, occupied leadership positions in various medical institutions, served as professors and deans in medical schools for women, and were members and officers of medical societies. Their future in medicine seemed assured. Yet by 1920 the number of women doctors had plummeted. New barriers inhibited their entry into medicine and created obstacles in the careers of established women doctors. Not until the 1970s would America’s women physicians recoup their 19th-century gains.” – Book cover.
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Adler, Robert E.
Wiley & Sons 2004
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The Great American Medicine Show: Being an Illustrated History of Hucksters, Healers, Health Evangelists, and Heroes from Plymouth Rock to the Present
Armstrong, David and Amrstrong Elizabeth M.
Prentice Hall 1991
Beginning with early American medicine, the Armstrongs profile some of the best-known medical figures, divine healers, medicine men, reformers, and just plain quacks, and delineate the kinds of treatment they championed. Includes some 100 interesting and often humorous illustrations of historic advertisements, cartoons, and the like.
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The Devil’s Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science – Free History of Medicine Books PDF
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006
F. Watts 1975
Discusses the history of medical science and the increasingly advanced medical technology used to search for cures and treat disease.
University of Illinois 1993
John Duffy’s classic history, formerly titled The Healers, has been thoroughly revised and updated for this second edition, which includes new chapters on women and minorities in medicine and on the challenges currently facing the health care field. “This remains the only comprehensive history of American medicine. The treatment of the emergence of modern medicine and the flowering of surgery is especially fresh and well done.”
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Friedman, Meyer and Friedland, Gerald W.
Yale Univ. 1998
Andreas Vesalius and modern human anatomy — William Harvey and the circulation of blood — Antony Leeuwenhock and bacteria — Edward Jenner and vaccination — Crawford Long and surgical anesthesia — Wilhelm Roentgen and the x-ray beam — Ross Harrison and tissue culture — Nikolai Anichkov and cholesterol — Alexander Fleming and antibiotics — Maurice Wilkins and DNA — Concluding thoughts.
Facts on File 2009
The Middle Ages illuminates what occurred during medieval times that affected future developments in medicine. Featuring a chronology, a glossary, and an array of historical and current sources for further research, this insightful volume provides readers with a better understanding of the accomplishments of the time, explaining how and why scientific understanding was poised for the breakthrough of the Renaissance period.
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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity – Free History of Medicine Books PDF
Hailed as “a remarkable achievement” (Boston Sunday Globe) and as “a triumph: simultaneously entertaining and instructive, witty and thought-provoking . . . a splendid and thoroughly engrossing book” (Los Angeles Times), Roy Porter’s charting of the history of medicine affords us an opportunity as never before to assess its culture and science and its costs and benefits to mankind. Porter explores medicine’s evolution against the backdrop of the wider religious, scientific, philosophical, and political beliefs of the culture in which it develops, covering ground from the diseases of the hunter-gatherers to today’s threat of AIDS and ebola, from the clearly defined conviction of the Hippocratic oath to the muddy ethical dilemmas of modern-day medicine.
Rutkow, Ira M.
Seeking the Cure tells the tale of American medicine with a series of little-known anecdotes that bring to life the grand and unceasing struggle by physicians to shed unsound, if venerated, beliefs and practices and adopt new medicines and treatments, often in the face of controversy and scorn. Rutkow expertly weaves the stories of individual doctors—what they believed and how they practiced—with the economic, political, and social issues facing the nation. Among the book’s many historical personages are Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington (whose timely adoption of a controversial medical practice probably saved the Continental Army), Benjamin Rush, James Garfield (who was killed by his doctors, not by an assassin’s bullet), and Joseph Lister. The book touches such diverse topics as smallpox and the Revolutionary War, the establishment of the first medical schools, medicine during the Civil War, railroad medicine and the beginnings of specialization, the rise of the medical-industrial complex, and the thrilling yet costly advent of modern disease-curing technologies utterly unimaginable a generation ago, such as gene therapies, body scanners, and robotic surgeries.
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Introduction to the History of Medicine from the time of the Pharaohs to the end of the XVIIIth Century
Cumston, Charles G.
Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and examines the work of Hippocrates and Galen. The book also examines the philosophy that began around the practice of medicine, as well as early discussions of ethics. It also looks at early medicine through the lens of religion, covering the practices of medicine in Hindu, Chaldean and Islamic religions. The book provides a broad coverage of early medicine in ancient civilizations, focusing particularly on Ancient Greece, Persia and Rome.
Dock, Lavinia L. & others
“One phase of American nursing history— that of the organization and development of the nursing service of the American Red Cross— has been gathered in elaborate detail in. . . an official volume. . . The book follows the Red Cross nurses in the Spanish war, the world war, the foreign emergency relief program, the post-war developments in rural and public health nursing and educational work in which the Red Cross has played an active part.” Survey.
Neuburger, Dr. Max
An early 20th Century medical history. Volume 2, Part 2 was not found online.
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Osler, Sir William
Yale University 1921
Subtitle: “A series of lectures delivered at Yale University on the Silliman Foundation in April, 1923”.
Contents: Introduction; Greek medicine; Medieval medicine; Renaissance and the rise of anatomy and physiology; Rise and development of modern medicine; Rise of preventive medicine. Contains many excellent illustrations.
“Highly interesting and able summary, suited to layman and doctor alike.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931).
Packard, Francis R.
Originally published in 1931.
Vol 1: Medical events connected with the early history of the English colonies in America – Epidemic sickness and mortality in the English colonies in North America from its earlies discovery to the year 1800 – Early medical legislation – The earliest hospitals – Medical education before the foundation of medical schools – The earliest medical schools – Pre-Revolutionary medical publications – The medical profession in the War for Independence – The medical department of the army from the close of the Revolution to the close of the Spanish-American War.
Vol 2: History of the medical department of the United States Navy – Some of the medical schools founded during the first half of the 19th century – Outlines of the development of medical practice and education in some of the states – Foreign influences on American medicine – Some notable events in American medicine and surgery – The Beginnings of Specialism in America – Appendices – Bibliography.