The therapeutic perspective : medical practice, knowledge, and identity in America, 1820-1885 /

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Main Author: Warner, John Harley, 1953-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Therapeutics and the Transformation of American Medicine
  • Pt. I. Antebellum Medical Therapeutics
  • 1. Intervention and identity
  • 2. Epistemology, Social Change, and the Reorganization of Knowledge
  • 3. The Principle of Specificity
  • Pt. II. The Process of Change
  • 4. Therapeutic Change
  • 5. Attitudes toward Change
  • 6. Attitudes toward Foreign Knowledge
  • 7. The Arbitration of Change
  • Pt. III. Therapeutic Reconstruction
  • 8. Physiological Therapeutics and the Dissipation of Therapeutic Gloom
  • 9. Cui Bono?
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • A Note on Sources for the History of Therapeutics
  • Index

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