The Resource Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America : Origins and Legacy

Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America : Origins and Legacy

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Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America : Origins and Legacy
Title
Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America
Title remainder
Origins and Legacy
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Language
eng
Summary
Highly readable . . . . interdisciplinary history of a high order. -- The Historian Well-written and superbly documented . . . . Both physicians and lawyers will find this book useful and fascinating. -- Journal of the American Medical Association This is the first book-length historical study of medical malpractice in 19th-century America and it is exceedingly well done . . . . The author reveals that, beginning in the 1840s, Americans began to initiate malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and surgeons. Among the reasons for this development were the decline in the belief in divine providence, increased competition between physicians and medical sects, and advances in medical science that led to unrealistically high expectations of the ability of physicians to cure . . . . This book is well written, often entertaining and witty, and is historically accurate, based on the best secondary, as well as primary sources from the time period. Highly recommended. -- Choice Adept at not only traditional historical research but also cultural studies, the author treats the reader to an intriguing discussion of how 19th-century Americans came truly to see their bodies differently . . . . a sophisticated new standard in the field of malpractice history. -- The Journal of the Early Republic By far the best compilation and analysis of early medical malpractice cases I have seen . . . . this excellently crafted study is bound to be of interest to a large number of readers. -- James C. Mohr, author of Abortion in America: The Origins and Evolution of a National Policy
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MiAaPQ
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De Ville, Kenneth
Dewey number
  • 346.7303/32/09034
  • 346.73033209034
  • 347.30633209034
LC call number
KF2905.3 .D4 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Freeman, R. B
Series statement
The American Social Experience
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  • History of Medicine, 19th Cent. -- United States
  • Malpractice -- history -- United States
  • Physicians -- Malpractice -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Label
Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America : Origins and Legacy
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=865362
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 1: Before the Flood, 1790-1835 -- CHAPTER 2: The Deluge, 1835-1865 -- CHAPTER 3: Schools for Scandal -- CHAPTER 4: "The Expression of a Wellmade Man" -- CHAPTER 5: Community, Providence, and the Social Construction of Legal Action -- CHAPTER 6: "Dangerous Ground for a Surgeon" -- CHAPTER 7: The Road Not Taken: Medical Malpractice and the Path of the Common Law -- CHAPTER 8: The More Things Change...: Medical Malpractice, 1865-1900 -- CHAPTER 9: Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- APPENDIX A: Representative Malpractice Awards, 1835-1865 -- APPENDIX B: Representative Malpractice Awards, 1865-1900 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814720998
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC865362
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL865362
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11076217
  • (OCoLC)782877910
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC865362
Label
Medical Malpractice in Nineteenth-Century America : Origins and Legacy
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=865362
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- CHAPTER 1: Before the Flood, 1790-1835 -- CHAPTER 2: The Deluge, 1835-1865 -- CHAPTER 3: Schools for Scandal -- CHAPTER 4: "The Expression of a Wellmade Man" -- CHAPTER 5: Community, Providence, and the Social Construction of Legal Action -- CHAPTER 6: "Dangerous Ground for a Surgeon" -- CHAPTER 7: The Road Not Taken: Medical Malpractice and the Path of the Common Law -- CHAPTER 8: The More Things Change...: Medical Malpractice, 1865-1900 -- CHAPTER 9: Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- APPENDIX A: Representative Malpractice Awards, 1835-1865 -- APPENDIX B: Representative Malpractice Awards, 1865-1900 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814720998
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC865362
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL865362
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11076217
  • (OCoLC)782877910
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC865362

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