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By the middle of the 18th century, the profession of medicine and its place in the sciences was entering a period of rapid change. Many of the old ideas about the human body and how to cure or prevent diseases were being questioned. But was this just by c
Rebecca Vickers has a degree in history and a strong interest in women's health. A librarian, she now writes and edits books for young people. Rebecca was born in Des Moines, IA, but now lives in Woodstock, England. Claire Jones is a museum professional specializing in the history of medicine. She completed her Ph.D. thesis on 19th century medical advertising and is working to establish a museum of health and medicine at the University of Worcester in England.
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Medicine on the Move
Beginning to Understand Diseases
Cleaning Up Medicine
The Proof of Germ Theory
The Growth of Public Health
War and Changes in Medicine
Women and Medicine
The Brain, the Mind, and Medicine
The Medical Revolution
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