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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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Topic: Marijuana Abuse
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Prostitution
Woodcut frontispiece, zodiac man (p. 8), and tailpiece
Topics: Hygiene, Astrology, Physiognomy
US National Library of Medicine
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x, 723 pages ; 17 cm
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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
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hypnosis
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by Knerr, Calvin B. (Calvin Brobst), 1847-1940; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
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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
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
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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
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
Abridged translation of: Kunhe, Louis. Lehrbuch der Gesichtsausdruckskunde
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial Expression, Diagnosis
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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
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Dudgeon, R. E. (Robert Ellis), 1820-1904
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Translation of various essays
Topic: Homeopathy
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by Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891
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Includes index
Topic: Anatomy
NLM HMD copy contains signature of S. Berryman
Topics: United States. Army Medical Department, Military Medicine
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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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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
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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
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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...
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Topic: Medicine
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Topics: Yellow Fever, Epidemics
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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
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by Trputac, Pero, author
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Topics: Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention & control
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by Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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361 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Materia Medica, Therapeutics
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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
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
Translation of Der lange verborgene Freund
Topics: Medicine, Traditional, Superstitions, Magic
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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
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by Mexico. President (1833 May 16-June 2 : Santa Anna), author; García, Carlos, 1788-1838; Mexico. Departamento del Interior
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Title from first line of text
Topic: Financial Management, Hospital
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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
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Title and imprint from microfilm copy (Film 587, no. 1)
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery, Astrology
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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
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Parapsychology, Religion and Science, Catholicism
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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
NLM copy, inscription of Frank [Gall?], Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7th, 1858; gift stamp of Miss Digges
Topic: Medicine
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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
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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
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Drug Prescriptions, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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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
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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
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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 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
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Clinical Medicine, Physiological Processes
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by Kreussler, Emil; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator
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Translation of Therapie acuter und chronischer Krankheitsformen nach dem homöopathischen Heilprincip
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Topic: Homeopathy
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by Bacon, G. W. (George Washington), 1830-1921; Fernie, William Thomas, 1830-
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Topic: Hygiene
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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
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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
Evans
Topics: Religion and Medicine, Attitude to Death, Death, Christianity
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
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by Gardner, D. P. (Daniel Pereira), d. 1853; Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835. Lexicon medicum; Grant, Klein
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Based on the 7th London ed. of Hooper's Lexicon medicum, rev. by Klein Grant
Topic: Medicine
With 32 p. of advertisements at the end
Topics: Medicine, Physiology
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by Ingalese, Isabella, author; Preceded by (work): Ingalese, Richard, 1863- From incarnation to re-incarnation
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Includes index
Topic: Occultism
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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
168 pages : 19 cm
Topic: Hypnosis
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
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by Grauvogl, Eduard von, d. 1877; Shipman, Geo. E. (George Elias), 1820-1893, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of Lehrbuch der Homöopathie
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Topic: Homeopathy
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by Lippe, Adolph von, 1812-1888; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM
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Contains the following remedies: Aconitum nap., Arsenicum alb., belladonna, pulsatilla, sepia, sulphur, phosphorus, Calcarea carb., Tilia europ., Agaricus musc., and Rhus tox
Topics: Materia Medica, Homeopathy
Includes index
Topic: Clinical Medicine
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by Jahn, Friedrich Ludwig, 1778-1852; Butler, Charles, translator
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Translated by Charles Beck. cf. Pref
Topic: Gymnastics
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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
Erroneously attributed to Salzmann. Attributed to Guts Muths. Cf. NUC pre-56
Topic: Physical Education and Training
NLM copy, inscription, Ed. Nolan, Wm. C. Kazsner, Wm. G. Hamilton; Property of Dr. T.C. Wheaton, Milleville N.J. July 1873, on front pastedown; D.L. Trites' book, C.S. Trites' book on t.p
Topic: Medicine
National Center for Homeopathy;
Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, inscription to [Wm.?] R. DeWitt Jr., M.D. from Richard Clements, M.D
Topic: Medicine
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-434) and index
Topics: Criminology, Education, Sociological Factors
Includes index
Topics: Hypnosis, Therapeutics
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by Duncan, T. C. (Thomas Cation); Chapman, Carleton B., former owner; Horine, Emmet Field, 1885-1964, former owner; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; New York Academy of Medicine, donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Includes index
Topics: Heart Diseases, Homeopathy
Signatures: A-F⁶
Topics: Punishment, Prisoners, Prisons
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by Hosack, David, 1769-1835; Hosack, David, 1769-1835. Catalogue of plants contained in the Botanic Garden at Elgin; Leney, William Satchwell, 1769-1831, engraver; Swords, James, 1765-1846, printer; Swords, Thomas, 1764-1843, printer; Foote, Albert E., 1846-1895, former owner. DNLM; Elgin Botanic Garden
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Cover title: Elgin Botanic Garden
Topics: Gardening, Plants
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by Eddy, Mary Baker, 1821-1910
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Topic: Christian Science
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by Caldwell, Charles, 1772-1853
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Topic: Hypnosis
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by Bernard, Bernard, 1890- author
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302 pages :
Topics: Sex Education, Sexual Development, Sexual Behavior
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by Wetterstrand, Otto Georg, 1845-; Petersen, Henrik G. (Henrik Georg), 1853- translator
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Translation of Der Hypnotismus und seine Anwendung in der praktischen Medicin
Topic: Hypnosis
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by United States. War Dept. Inspector General's Office; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794; Oswald, Eleazer, 1755-1795, printer
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Prepared by Friedrich von Steuben in 1779 as inspector general of the Continental Army. Cf. Evans 16627
Topics: Military Personnel, Military Medicine