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This book is a successor to Packard's well known "History of Medicine in the United States," which has long been out of print. The first volume is in the form, for the most part, of a narrative history of medicine in the United States, but the second volume contains a series of articles on the history of various aspects of medicine to present times. The book is to be judged, therefore, rather as a treasure of information on the history of American medicine than as a consecutive account. Its scope is best shown by its table of contents:
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 Earliest Discovery to the Year 1800.
Early Medical Legislation.
The Earliest Hospitals.
Medical Education Before the Foundation of Medical Schools.
History of Medicine in the United States. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(1):167–168. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150140174012
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