- Series: Studies in Social Medicine
- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (October 18, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0807828858
- ISBN-13: 978-0807828854
- Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,542,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Studies in Social Medicine) Hardcover – October 18, 2004
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As a richly documented chronicle of medicine in the mid-nineteenth century, this book is successful and claims a high place in both social history and the history of medicine in America.--Journal of Southern History
A fascinating study--thoroughly researched, well written, and showing a depth of thought and sensitivity. The book is a worthwhile read and will be of interest to a broad spectrum of the historical field, including medical and cultural historians, nineteenth-century historians, and the South generally.--H-SHEAR
A straight-forward, well documented story of the trials and tribulations of nineteenth century physicians and their patients. . . . A bonanza of information. . . . This fascinating, evocative, and thoughtful book is a significant addition to both Southern and medical history.--Historian
Takes an unconventional look at a conventional topic. . . . An important contribution to studies of southern community life as well as a deeply thoughtful examination of the praxis of regional medical science.--Journal of Social History
This prodigious research is augmented by a well-written narrative that takes readers to southern medical-school classrooms, to doctors' offices, and to the bedsides of the neighbors that they sought to mend and heal. . . . [This] masterful achievement should become a model for . . . medical history.--Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Exceedingly well-researched and well-written. . . . It should become the prototype of a new genre, inspiring similar studies in other parts of America.--South Carolina Historical Magazine
This book . . . is pathbreaking in many respects. . . . Stowe has written a superb book. Thoroughly researched and supported by an excellent bibliography and index, it offers a level of insight into mainstream practice that sets a much higher standard for future scholars.--American Historical Review
This is an excellent work that deserves to be on the shelves of academic libraries everywhere. . . . [Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century] provides a glimpse of doctoring not available elsewhere.--Doody's Review Service
Fills a particular niche for the student of both southern history and the history of medicine. . . . A fresh and creative view.--Arkansas Historical Quarterly
A richly evocative reconstruction of medicine and medical practice. Stowe contrasts a traditional, community-oriented reality with the more conventional narrative of elite-oriented progress. An important contribution to American cultural history.--Charles E. Rosenberg, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
Stowe thoughtfully and sensitively takes readers through nineteenth-century physicians' careers from medical school onward as seen from the physicians' perspective. He analyzes every aspect of their careers with particular emphasis on the relationships between physicians and the communities in which they practiced and between physicians and their individual patients.--Todd Savitt, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
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This is a book for specialized interests rather than a broad view of the period but that very fact insures that it provides details and ephemera that would ordinarily not be covered in more generalized works. I am very happy to add it to my library of the period.