Technology and American Medical Practice 1880-1930; An Anthology of Sources.
by HOWELL, Joel D. (editor).
New York:: Garland, 1989., 1989. 4to. xix, , 366 pp. Copious illus. Burgundy gilt-stamped cloth. Typed letter from the author to book-reviewer Russell C. Maulitz, laid in. Fine. Scarce. ISBN: 0824083350 Facsimile reprints of thirty articles that reflect "common themes" of technology and medical practice in the United States. In particular: Increasing the precision of the physician's examination: the thermometer, sphygmograph, spirometer, esthesiometer, sphygmomanometer; Laboratory tools: microscopy, lumbar puncture, blood counts; Electricity: electrical therapy, Finsen therapy, electrocardiograph, surgical use of electricity; Visualizing the body: Viewing within…, X-rays; Organization/ Transportation: Statistics/ medical records; Laboratories & Physicians, Automobile.
(Inventory #: MRM1529)
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