Patient Expectations

Patient Expectations

How Economics, Religion, and Malpractice Shaped Therapeutics in Early America

eBook - 2015
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Univ of Massachusettes

During the first half of the nineteenth century a major shift occurred in the medical treatment of illness in the United States, as physicians abandoned the use of "heroic" depletive therapies -- the pukes and purges made famous in the 1790s by Dr. Ben

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Focusing on Massachusetts, then as now a center of U.S. medical education and practice, the author draws on data from patients' journals, physicians' daybooks and court records to link changes in medical treatment to the gradual evolution of patients as active participants in their own healthcare—rather than passive objects of medical treatment.

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781613763629
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)


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