Diseases in the District of Maine 1772 1820

We see Barker practicing and writing his ultimately unpublished History of Diseases in the District of Maine amidst the rise and fall of medical theories and practices , the birth of medical journals in this country , and the attempt of ...

Author: Richard J. Kahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190053275

Category: Medical

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Jeremiah Barker practiced medicine in rural Maine up until his retirement in 1818. Throughout his practice of fifty years, he documented his constant efforts to keep up with and contribute to the medical literature in a changing medical landscape, as practice and authority shifted from historical to scientific methods. He performed experiments and autopsies, became interested in the new chemistry of Lavoisier, risked scorn in his use of alkaline remedies, studied epidemic fever and approaches to bloodletting, and struggled to understand epidemic fever, childbed fever, cancer, public health, consumption, mental illness, and the "dangers of spirituous liquors." Dr. Barker intended to publish his Diseases in the District of Maine 1772-1820 by subscription - advance pledges to purchase the published volume - but for reasons that remain uncertain, that never happened. For the first time, Barker's never before published work has been transcribed and presented in its entirety with extensive annotations, a five-chapter introduction to contextualize the work, and a glossary to make it accessible to 21st century general readers, genealogists, students, and historians. This engaging and insightful new publication allows modern readers to reimagine medicine as practiced by a rural physician in New England. We know much about how elite physicians practiced 200 years ago, but very little about the daily practice of an ordinary rural doctor, attending the ordinary rural patient. Barker's manuscript is written in a clear and engaging style, easily enjoyed by general readers as well as historians, with extensive footnotes and a glossary of terms. Barker himself intended his book to be "understood by those destitute of medical science."

Diseases in the District of Maine 1772 1820

"This previously unpublished primary source allows modern readers to reimagine medicine as practiced two hundred years ago by a rural physician in New England through his case histories, correspondence, biographical sketches, and personal ...

Author: Richard J. Kahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190053259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"This previously unpublished primary source allows modern readers to reimagine medicine as practiced two hundred years ago by a rural physician in New England through his case histories, correspondence, biographical sketches, and personal commentary. Throughout his fifty-year practice, beginning with a preceptorship in Hingham, Massachusetts, Jeremiah Barker documented his constant efforts to keep up with and contribute to the medical literature in a changing medical landscape, as practice and authority shifted from historical to scientific methods. He performed experiments and autopsies, became interested in the new chemistry of Lavoisier, risked scorn in his use of alkaline remedies, studied epidemic fever and approaches to bloodletting, and struggled to understand epidemic fever, childbed fever, cancer, public health, consumption, mental illness, and the "dangers of spirituous liquors.""--

Dr Lyman Spalding

2 This is written on a “ Subscr on Paper ” entitled “ Proposals for Publishing a History of Diseases in the District of Maine , from 1772 to the Present Time , with Biographical Sketches of Learned Physicians in Europe and America ...

Author: James Alfred Spalding

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The Port Folio

Dr. Jeremiah Barker proposes to publish a History of Diseases in the District of Maine , commencing in 1772 , and continued to the present time . This work contains some account of diseases in other parts of New England , and is ...

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Appletons Cyclopaedia of American Biography

... 15 May , 1749 ; d . in Worcester , Mass . , 14 from the atmosphere instead of the earth , and one April , 1820 . ... and was the author of nuties in the District of Maine ” ; “ On the Religious merous patriotic appeals , and a ...

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Appletons Cyclop dia of American Biography

He established himself in Boston in 1867 , and since 1871 has made a specialty of nervous diseases . ... but , during his apprenticeship , the latter devoted his leisure to study , and entered Harvard , where he was graduated in 1772.

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