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Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Offering a new perspective on medical progress in the nineteenth century, Steven M. Stowe provides an in-depth study of the midcentury culture of everyday medicine in the South. Reading deeply in the personal letters, daybooks, diaries, bedside notes, and published writings of doctors, Stowe illuminates an entire world of sickness and remedy, suffering and hope, and the de ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by University of North Carolina Press
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This is a very well researched and presented look into the thought process and practices of doctors in the mid 1800s. It was taken from the daybooks of physicians and included their thoughts, prices, treatment, etc. I had planned to just check out a bit of it but ended up reading every page. I liked it so much I bought a copy to keep.