Health and Wellness in Colonial America, 1st Edition

  • Rebecca Tannenbaum
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  • ISBN-10: 0313384916
  • ISBN-13: 9780313384912
  • DDC: 362.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 249 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to medical practices among Anglo-Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans during the colonial period, covering everything from dentistry to childcare practices to witchcraft.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Factors in Health and Wellness.
2: Education and Training: Learned and Nonlearned.
3: Faith, Religion, and Medicine.
4: Women’s Health.
5: Infants’ and Children’s Health.
6: Infectious Disease.
7: “Dangerous Trades” and Occupational Health.
8: Surgery, Dentistry, and Orthopedics.
9: The Brain and Mental Disorders.
10: The Apothecary and his Pharmacopeia.
11: War and Health.
12: Institutional Facilities.
13: Disease, Healing, and the Arts.
Suggestions for Further Reading.
About the Author.