Pious Traders in Medicine; A German Pharmaceutical Network in Eighteenth-Century North-America.
by WILSON, Renate (1930-2008).
University Park:: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000., 2000. 8vo. xiv, 258 pp. 15 figs., 15 tables, index. Black white-stamped cloth, dust-jacket. Very good. Scarce in jacket. ISBN: 0271020520 "A fundamental contribution to the discussion of the 'medical marketplace.' Wilson demonstrates the intimate associations between religious and medical Pietism and their commercial underpinnings in ways previously hardly imagined. Her careful and painstaking archival investigations are presented clearly and vigorously. This is a path-breaking work of impeccable scholarship, innovative and well written." – Harold J. Cook, University of Wisconsin, Madison Medical School. Winner of the 2003 St. Paul Prize of the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic Region Winner of the Kremers Award from the Institute for the History of Pharmacy at Wisconsin, Madison. [PSUP]. Issued in paperback and hardcover; this is the hardcover. "Dr. Wilson, a longtime adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, was well-known for her research on the history of medicine and cross-cultural studies of health services. She spoke English, German and French, and she often made appearances at international conferences…Renate Fischer graduated from Humboldt University and worked as an actress. In her most well-known role, she played the female lead in Der Untertan, a film based on the novel by Heinrich Mann and a satirical look at nationalism in Germany. Deciding to pursue "more intellectual endeavors," she went to work for the U.S. Embassy in Berlin as a translator . . . " She wrote Pious Traders on a Fulbright Fellowship studying medicine in America. – (Obituary, The Baltimore Sun, January 31, 2008).
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