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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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by Wilder, Alexander, 1823-1908, author
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19 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Vaccination -- adverse effects, Smallpox Vaccine -- adverse effects
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
The Medical Heritage Library
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Topic: Marijuana Abuse
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
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
Woodcut frontispiece, zodiac man (p. 8), and tailpiece
Topics: Hygiene, Astrology, Physiognomy
First published in England in 1731
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Topics: Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce
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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Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; Mead, Richard, 1673-1754, dedicatee; Manning, William, 1767-1849, printer; Loring, James, 1770-1850, printer; White, James, 1755?-1824, bookseller
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First published under the title 'Anatomy of the humane body' in London in 1713
Topic: Anatomy
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
Abridged translation of: Kunhe, Louis. Lehrbuch der Gesichtsausdruckskunde
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial Expression, Diagnosis
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Translation of Der lange verborgene Freund
Topics: Medicine, Traditional, Superstitions, Magic
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hypnosis
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
The Medical Heritage Library
by Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891
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Includes index
Topic: Anatomy
US National Library of Medicine
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x, 723 pages ; 17 cm
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
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
56 p. ; 17 cm. (8vo)
Topic: Medicine, Traditional
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
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
"Not for general perusal."
Topics: Anthropology, Cultural, Medicine, Traditional, Feces, Urine
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 Bernard, Bernard, 1890- author
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302 pages :
Topics: Sex Education, Sexual Development, Sexual Behavior
NLM copy, inscription of Frank [Gall?], Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7th, 1858; gift stamp of Miss Digges
Topic: Medicine
"The basis of the present work is Dr. [Joseph] Fox's 'New medical dictionary, revised and augmented by Dr. [Thomas] Bradley'" - p. [v]
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813; Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813. Inquiry into the effects of spirituous liquors upon the human body; Richardson, Josiah, 1778-1857, bookseller
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Running title: On the effects of ardent spirits
Topic: Alcohol-Related Disorders
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Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by United States. War Dept; United States. War Dept. General regulations for the Army of the United States
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"War Department, Washington, January 1, 1857"--P. [iii]
Topics: United States. Army, Military Personnel, Government Regulation
The Medical Heritage Library
by Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Fox, Joseph, 1759-1832. A new medical dictionary; Fry, William, 1777-1855, printer; Thomas Dobson and Son, publisher
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A page-for-page reprint of the Philadelphia 1808 edition
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Banting, William, 1797-1878
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Originally published in London, 1863
Topics: Diet, Reducing, Obesity
US National Library of Medicine
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Includes index
US National Library of Medicine
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16 pages ; 25 cm
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
The Medical Heritage Library
by Biddle, John B. (John Barclay), 1815-1879; Biddle, John B. (John Barclay), 1815-1879. Review of materia medica
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Rev. ed. of: Review of materia medica. Philadelphia : Lindsay and Blakiston, 1852
Topic: Materia Medica
The Medical Heritage Library
by Schieferdecker, Chr. Charles; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Topics: Nittinger, C. G. G. (Carl Georg Gottlob), 1807-1874, Vaccination
NLM HMD copy contains signature of S. Berryman
Topics: United States. Army Medical Department, Military Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Crehen, E., illustrator; Wynne, Charles H., 1822-1870, printer
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"Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, September 12, 1861. The work styled the 'Uniform and dress of the Army of the Confederate States,' for which a copyright has been secured by Blanton Duncan, is published by authority. S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General."
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Clothing, Military Personnel
The Medical Heritage Library
by Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Gilbert, C. B; Boericke, William, 1849-1929
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Translation of Die Körperseiten und Verwandschaften
Topic: Homeopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Palmer, D. D. (Daniel David), 1842-1913
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Topics: Manipulation, Chiropractic, Chiropractic
The Medical Heritage Library
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Title and imprint from microfilm copy (Film 587, no. 1)
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery, Astrology
US National Library of Medicine
by Kippax, John R. (John Robert), 1849-1922
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Includes index
Topics: Skin Diseases, Skin Diseases, Homeopathy
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Homœopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880. Condensed materia medica
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NLM copy, cover at back of re-bound v
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
US National Library of Medicine
by Shoemaker, John V. (John Vietch), 1852-1910
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Skin Diseases
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Fort, Charles, 1874-1932, author
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298 pages
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Topics: Astronomical Phenomena, Ecological and Environmental Phenomena
Includes index
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Topic: Naturopathy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Caspari, Karl Gottlob, 1798-1828; Hartmann, Franz, 1796-1853; Esrey, W. P. (William P.), translator; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880; Barlow, Samuel B. (Samuel Bancroft), 1798-1876, former owner. DNLM; Woodbury, Benjamin Collins, 1882-1948, former owner. DNLM; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of: Dr. Caspari's Homöopathischer Haus- und Reisearzt
Topics: Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843, Homeopathy, Hypnosis, Signs and Symptoms
US National Library of Medicine
by Lippe, Constantine; Clark, Lucy Swanton, 1906-1991, former owner; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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NLM copy 1-2: interleaved; c. 2 with extensive ms. annotations throughout
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
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Topics: Pharmacopoeias as Topic, Materia Medica
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Yellow Fever
Includes indexes
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Phytotherapy
US National Library of Medicine
by Kirk, Eleanor, 1831-1908, author
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Topics: Aging, Attitude
Includes index
Topic: Surgical Procedures, Operative
US National Library of Medicine
by James, William, 1842-1910, author; Abridgement of (work): James, William, 1842-1910. Principles of psychology
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Abridgement of Principles of psychology / William James
Topic: Psychology
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
by Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
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NLM copy, additional contents note added in ms on t.p
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
US National Library of Medicine
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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 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
444 p. ; 20 cm
Topic: Famous Persons
The Medical Heritage Library
by Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801; Porta, Giambattista della, 1535?-1615. De humana physiognomonia. English. Selections; Van Winkle and Wiley, printer
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The main work is "a translation from the French of the Pocket Lavater ... which ... in France ... has run through successive and repeated editions." - p. [iii] The second edition was published in Paris in 1808 under title: Le Lavater portatif, ou Précis de L'art de connaître les hommes par les traits du visage. The original was abridged from the French edition of Lavater's Physiognomische fragmente which was published in Paris in 1806-07 under title: L'art de connaître les...
Topic: Physiognomy
Includes index
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Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
US National Library of Medicine
by Raue, C. G. (Charles Godlove), 1820-1896; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Therapeutics, Materia Medica
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Topic: Medicine
Cover title
Topics: Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843, Materia Medica, Homeopathy
Microfilm
Topics: Women's Health, Phytotherapy
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Paxton, James, 1786-1860; Lewis, Winslow, 1799-1875
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Topic: Anatomy
US National Library of Medicine
by Welch, F. G. (Follansbee Goodrich), 1843-, author
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Topics: Hygiene, Physical Education and Training, Morals
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by Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860; Harris, Chapin Aaron, 1806-1860. Dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology
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Rev. ed. of A dictionary of dental science, biography, bibliography, and medical terminology, 1849
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine, Terminology as Topic
US National Library of Medicine
by Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902, author
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64 pages ; 26 cm
Topic: Homeopathy