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NUMBERS, Ronald L., (ed.). Medicine in the New World : New Spain, New France, and New England. With essays by Eric H. Christianson [on New England], Toby Gelfand [on New France], Guenter B. Risse [on New Spain]. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, (1987). First Printing. Pp. (8),-175,(1). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, greenish-blue cloth with gilt and black lettering to spine. "At least since Frederick Jackson Turner's day, historians have debated the extent to which frontier conditions forced Americans to forsake the supposedly rigid intellectual systems and social arrangements of the Old World in favor of a freer, more individualistic way of life. In this book, three eminent medical historians [...] test the validity of the environementalist interpretation by tracing the transit of medical institutions and practices from the Old World to New Spain (Mexico), New France (Quebec), and New England. Environmentalist scholars have suggested thatNew World conditions not only fused the traditional specialities of medici ne, surgery, and pharmacy into a new profession -- that of the general practitioner -- but freed colonial doctors from the bondage of academic medicine, allowing them to treat their patients more effectively. The authors of this work demonstrate instead the basic similarity between European and American colonial medical arrangements." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. Signed, inscribed and dated by the editor on the flyleaf. 40.00
Title: Medicine in the New World : New Spain, New France, and New England. First Edition in dustjacket, signed by the editor.
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN, 1987, ISBN:0870495178:
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