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NLM Medicine in the Americas

Medicine in the Americas – a digital library project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine – consists of works which demonstrate the evolution of American medicine from seventeenth-century colonial frontier outposts to twentieth-century research hospitals.

Drawing on the collections of NLM's History of Medicine Division, Medicine in the Americas encompasses works dating as early as 1610 and printed in the United States and around the New World, including Latin America, the Caribbean, and Can...



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8 pages, 86 leaves : 42 cm
Topics: Arsenic Poisoning, Coloring Agents -- adverse effects, Interior Design and Furnishings, Michigan
The Medical Heritage Library
by Percival, Thomas, 1740-1804
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Topic: Ethics, Medical
US National Library of Medicine
by Bernard, Bernard, 1890- author
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302 pages :
Topics: Sex Education, Sexual Development, Sexual Behavior
US National Library of Medicine
by Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864; Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
The Medical Heritage Library
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Pennsylvania District copyright, no. 54, issued in 1794 to Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, "as authors and proprietors."--p. [2]
Topics: Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839, Yellow Fever, Disease Outbreaks, Terminal Care, Social Problems, African...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Walker, John, 1732-1807; Maxwell, James, publisher; Maxwell, James, printer; Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827, engraver; Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970, donor; Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927, former owner
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Second issue of the first American edition
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hypnosis
Half-title: General pathology
Topic: Pathologic Processes
US National Library of Medicine
by Stowell, William Leland, author
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xx, 204 pages, 26 leaves of plates :
Topic: Sex Education
25 cm
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
Abridged translation of: Kunhe, Louis. Lehrbuch der Gesichtsausdruckskunde
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial Expression, Diagnosis
US National Library of Medicine
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x, 723 pages ; 17 cm
US National Library of Medicine
by Crumpler, Rebecca Lee, -1895
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"Part first: treating of the cause, prevention, and cure of infantile bowel complaints, from birth to the close of the teething period, or till after the fifth year. Part second: containing miscellaneous information concerning the life and growth of beings, the beginning of womanhood, also the cause, prevention, and cure of many of the most distressing complaints of women, and youth of both sexes."
Topics: Infant Care, Disease
The Medical Heritage Library
by Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784; Walker, John, 1732-1807; Maxwell, James, publisher; Maxwell, James, printer; Fairman, Gideon, 1774-1827, engraver; Bayne-Jones, Stanhope, 1888-1970, donor; Smith, Erwin F. (Erwin Frink), 1854-1927, former owner
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Second issue of the first American edition
US National Library of Medicine
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1124 pages : 25 cm
Topics: Greek World, Roman World
The Medical Heritage Library
by Good, John Mason, 1764-1827
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Physiological Phenomena
US National Library of Medicine
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Includes index
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Doolittle, Amos, 1754-1832, engraver; United States. Congress. Act to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia
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The author statement appears on the t.p. after the edition statement
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine
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Topics: Yellow Fever, Epidemics
The Medical Heritage Library
by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
US National Library of Medicine
by Pulford, Alfred, 1863-; Rushmore, Edward, former owner; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Winston, J. Heritage of homoeopathic lit.
Topics: Rheumatic Diseases, Homeopathy
Woodcut frontispiece, zodiac man (p. 8), and tailpiece
Topics: Hygiene, Astrology, Physiognomy
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
US National Library of Medicine
by Ross, Alexander Milton, 1832-1897, author
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1 folded sheet (4 pages) ; 30 cm
Topic: Vaccination -- adverse effects
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
US National Library of Medicine
by Knerr, Calvin B. (Calvin Brobst), 1847-1940; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Translation of Der lange verborgene Freund
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Topics: Medicine, Traditional, Superstitions, Magic
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hippocrates; Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Galen
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NLM copy 1, stamp of Mott Memorial Library on t.p
Topics: History of Medicine, History, Ancient, Greek World
xxiii, 466 pages :
Topics: Geography, Tropical Climate
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
The Medical Heritage Library
by Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654; Allen, John, 1660?-1727?, printer; Boone, Nicholas, 1679-1738, bookseller; Henchman, Daniel, 1689-1761, bookseller; Edwards, John, d. 1725, printer; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Originally published in 1649 under title: "A physicall directory; or, A translation of the London dispensatory, made by the Colledge of Physicians in London [Wing C7540]," itself a translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618. Cf. Wellcome, II. p. 414, and Austin
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmaceutical Preparations
Originally published: 1869
Topics: Mental Healing, Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hemenway, Samuel, 1777-1823; Carlton, William, 1771?-1805, printer
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Publication date from Blake
Topics: Nonprescription Drugs, Medicine Chests
1096 pages ; 27 cm
The Medical Heritage Library
by Blackwell, Elizabeth, 1821-1910; Blackwell, Emily, 1826-1910
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"This lecture was prepared by Drs. Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell ... It was delivered in Clinton Hall, on the 2d of December, 1859, and is now published at the request of the trustees of the New York Infirmary for Women"--p.[3]
Topics: Physicians, Women, Education, Medical
First published in England in 1731
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Topics: Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
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Topic: Anatomy, Artistic
US National Library of Medicine
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Includes index
Topic: Dreams
The Medical Heritage Library
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Reissued in 1957, with new introduction and supplementary reports, under title: Hypnosis in medicine and surgery
Topic: Hypnosis
US National Library of Medicine
by Armitage, Robert B., author
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317 pages :
Topics: Marriage, Sexual Behavior
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Translation of Elémens d'hygiène, ou, De l'influence des choses physiques et morales sur l'homme et des moyens de conserver la santé
Topics: Hygiene, Health Behavior
US National Library of Medicine
by Graves, Robert James, 1796-1853, author
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xi, 405 pages ; 23 cm
Topic: Clinical Medicine
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Title and imprint from microfilm copy (Film 587, no. 1)
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery, Astrology
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
US National Library of Medicine
by Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Ventilation, Heating
US National Library of Medicine
by Wilder, Alexander, 1823-1908, author
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19 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Vaccination -- adverse effects, Smallpox Vaccine -- adverse effects
"Not for general perusal."
Topics: Anthropology, Cultural, Medicine, Traditional, Feces, Urine
US National Library of Medicine
by Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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xvi, 968, 26 p. ; 24 cm
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
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Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Parapsychology, Religion and Science, Catholicism
The Medical Heritage Library
by Tissot, S. A. D. (Samuel Auguste David), 1728-1797; Physician
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Translation of L'onanisme. First published in Latin under title: Tentamen de morbis ex manustupratione, in the 1758 ed. of the author's Dissertatio de febribus biliosis
Topics: Masturbation, Disease
US National Library of Medicine
by Burnett, J. Compton (James Compton), 1840-1901?; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
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Includes index
Topics: Gout, Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Academia Médico-Quirúrgica (Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico))
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Includes indexes
Topic: Plants, Medicinal
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
First published in London, 1822
Topics: Women's Health, Physical Education and Training
xvi, 1222 pages : 28 cm
Topics: Plants, Civilization -- history
539 p. : 18 cm
Topics: Medicine, Cooking, Housekeeping
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-434) and index
Topics: Criminology, Education, Sociological Factors
The Medical Heritage Library
by Teste, Alph. (Alphonse), b. 1814; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of: Systématisation pratique de la matière médicale homoeopathique
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
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by Elliot, John, 1747-1787; Pringle, John, Sir, 1707-1782, dedicatee; Manning, William, 1767-1849, printer; Loring, James, 1770-1850, printer; Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831, bookseller; Andrews, Ebenezer Turrell, 1766-1851, bookseller
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Dedicated to Sir John Pringle, Bart
Topic: Medicine
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Prostitution
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by Smith, Henry H. (Henry Hollingsworth), 1815-1890; Horner, William E. (William Edmonds), 1793-1853. Special anatomy and histology; Schlesinger, Edward B., donor. DNLM
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Half-title: Anatomical plates
Topic: Anatomy
US National Library of Medicine
by Wadsworth, William S. (William Scott), 1868- author
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 580-584) and index
Topic: Autopsy
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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
vi, 201 pages : 24 cm
Topic: Data Collection -- methods
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by Beaumont, William, 1785-1853; Daniels, Worth B. (Worth Bagley), 1925-2009 donor
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Concerns the case of Alexis St. Martin, whose relations with Beaumont are summarized in the introduction
Topics: St. Martin, Alexis, 1797?-1880, Digestion, Gastric Juice, Wounds, Gunshot, History, 19th Century
The Medical Heritage Library
by Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891
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Includes index
Topic: Anatomy
US National Library of Medicine
by Dickinson, W. H. (Wilmot Horton), 1829-
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Includes index
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Topic: Homeopathy
US National Library of Medicine
by Porter, Charles Sanford, 1862- author
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2 unnumbered pages, [7]-200 pages
Topics: Milk, Chronic Disease -- therapy