Health and Wellness in 19th-Century America - Health and Wellness in Daily Life (Hardback)John C. Waller (author)
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This book provides a comprehensive description of what being sick and receiving "medical care" was like in 19th-century America, allowing modern readers to truly appreciate the scale of the improvements in healthcare theory and practice.
Number of pages: 287
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 25 mm
"This particular volume accomplishes the daunting task of describing the complexity of health and wellness and disease in nineteenth-century America. . . . This is not just a medical history book. This is a book filled with stories that describe the harrowing lives and deaths, particularly of white Americans, African Americans, and Native Americans. . . . Health and Wellness in 19th Century America could be a useful source for academic libraries in health and medicine, psychology, history, religion, Native American studies, African American studies, women's studies, and many other interdisciplinary courses." - ARBA
"This book is an excellent introduction to the evolving state of health care in the U.S. and is most useful to those studying American history, women's history, and history of medicine." - Choice