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Private Practice: In the Early Twentieth-Century Medical Office of Dr. Richard Cabot
The beginning of the twentieth century marked the rise of advanced medical technologies, allowing doctors to diagnose and treat diseases in new ways. Although American physicians accepted the validity of the new science of medicine, they were sometimes reluctant to trust technology over their professional judgment or intuition. Likewise, patients raised their own suspicion ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 2nd 2005 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Christopher Crenner's study of 20th-century American physician Richard Cabot presents a history of social medicine in microcosm. Meticulously researched and eminently readable, Crenner's work is a valuable contribution to our understanding of medical practice from both the physician's and the patient's perspective.