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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
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by Patrick, Hugh T. (Hugh Talbot), 1860-1939, author
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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
Woodcut frontispiece, zodiac man (p. 8), and tailpiece
Topics: Hygiene, Astrology, Physiognomy
Abridged translation of: Kunhe, Louis. Lehrbuch der Gesichtsausdruckskunde
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial Expression, Diagnosis
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hypnosis
US National Library of Medicine
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x, 723 pages ; 17 cm
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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
The Medical Heritage Library
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Ellipses in title represent blanks for the names of the individual being assessed and the phrenologist providing the assessment
Topic: Phrenology
Translation of The male generative organs in health and disease
Topics: Genitalia, Male, Genital Diseases, Male
US National Library of Medicine
by Beard, George M. (George Miller), 1839-1883; New York Neurological Society
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"Reprinted from the New York medical journal, March, 1879."
Topics: Neurasthenia, Diagnosis, Differential
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 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 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
Microfilm
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
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
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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Topic: Marijuana Abuse
This edition not in Sabin
Topics: Vegetables, Plants, Medicinal, Phytotherapy
56 p. ; 17 cm. (8vo)
Topic: Medicine, Traditional
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
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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
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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
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: 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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Topic: Medicine
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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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
US National Library of Medicine
by Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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361 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Materia Medica, Therapeutics
In five volumes, each with a separate, dated title page. The imprint year of vol. 5 is 1804
Topics: Technology, Housekeeping, Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Teste, Alph. (Alphonse), b. 1814; Côté, Emma H., translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of: Traité homoeopathique des maladies aiguës et chroniques des enfants
Topics: Homeopathy, Child
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Title and imprint from microfilm copy (Film 587, no. 1)
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery, Astrology
The Medical Heritage Library
by Banting, William, 1797-1878
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Originally published in London, 1863
Topics: Diet, Reducing, Obesity
Translation of Der lange verborgene Freund
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Topics: Medicine, Traditional, Superstitions, Magic
[1] leaf of plates, [3], 414 p. : 24 cm
Topics: Shattuck, William, 1621 or 1622-1672, Genealogy and Heraldry, United States
The Medical Heritage Library
by Wesley, John, 1703-1791; Crukshank, Joseph, 1746?-1836, printer
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First published in London in 1747
Topics: Materia Medica, Disease, Medicine, Traditional
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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
"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
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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...
US National Library of Medicine
by King, A. F. A. (Albert Freeman Africanus), 1841-1914
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"Reprinted from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, Vol. XXIV., No. 5, 1891."
Topic: Hysteria
US National Library of Medicine
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Probable date of publication from reference to a reprint date of 1893 on p. 496
Topic: Surgical Instruments
US National Library of Medicine
by Bernard, Bernard, 1890- author
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302 pages :
Topics: Sex Education, Sexual Development, Sexual Behavior
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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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Topic: Population Characteristics
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by Hemenway, Samuel, 1777-1823; Carlton, William, 1771?-1805, printer
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Publication date from Blake
Topics: Nonprescription Drugs, Medicine Chests
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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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Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Raue, C. G. (Charles Godlove), 1820-1896
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Final 16 p. are publisher's catalog
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Topics: Homeopathy, Therapeutics, Materia Medica
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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
Includes index
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Topics: Genital Diseases, Female, Menstruation Disturbances, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications
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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
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
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Includes index
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Published also under titles: Light and life, and Safe counsel; and in part under title: Know thyself
Topics: Hygiene, Marriage, Sexual Behavior
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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
Another "second edition" was printed in Knoxville, Tenn. by F.S. Heiskell. Cf. Tennessee imprints, 1793-1840, no. 253
Topic: Medicine
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
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by Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879. Complete repertory of the homoeopathic materia medica; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
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Vol. 3 has also distinctive title: Complete repertory of the homoeopathic materia medica by Charles J. Hempel
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
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
Includes French terms
Topic: Military Personnel
"A catalogue of the names of those ladies and gentlemen, who have subscribed for the American herbal"--p. [24]-36
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Medicine, Traditional, Materia Medica
818 p. : 24 cm
Topic: Medicine
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Includes index
Topics: Phytotherapy, Materia Medica
With a half-title: Dr. Boylston's account of the small-pox inoculated in New England
Topics: Smallpox, History, 18th Century, African Americans, genealogy
Condition reviewed
Topics: Yellow Fever, Epidemics
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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
Erroneously attributed to Salzmann. Attributed to Guts Muths. Cf. NUC pre-56
Topic: Physical Education and Training
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Topic: Medicine
Includes index
Topic: Surgical Procedures, Operative
Caption title
Topics: Mummies, Embalming
NLM HMD copy contains signature of S. Berryman
Topics: United States. Army Medical Department, Military Medicine
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 Dickinson, W. H. (Wilmot Horton), 1829-
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Includes index
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Topic: 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
First published in England in 1731
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Topics: Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce