Over the course of a career spanning most of the twentieth century, distinguished historian Owsei Temkin has argued passionately for the necessity of chronicling and analyzing the history of medicine. The essays presented in this book span Dr. Temkin's career, bringing together new pieces and many previously unavailable outside the journals in which they were originally published. Here the reader will find new thoughts and ideas that deviate from Dr. Temkin's earlier beliefs and reflect a lifetime of research into the historical and ethical foundations of modern medicine.In September 1794 he was in Philadelphia, since he tells us that on the twenty- fourth of this month he there examined a yellow fever ... Very few houses have stoves, but only English fireplaces and the wooden buildings are in any case open to all intruding cold. ... much drinking of 2OO The History of Therapy and Nutrition.
|Title||:||"On Second Thought" and Other Essays in the History of Medicine and Science|
|Publisher||:||JHU Press - 2002|