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The Influence of European Medical Texts on Colonial New England Medicine.

posted Jan 22, 2010, 9:15 PM by Historia Medicinae Editor   [ updated Feb 14, 2015, 8:53 AM ]
In this article, we learn about the impact of european medical literature on the lives and practice of colonial American physicians such as Drs. Thomas Williams and Elihu Ashley.  Rosemary Pollock guides the reader through the encounters of these particular colonial doctors with european advances in medicine and challenges the notion that colonial medicine operated without knowledge of european advances.  Included in this article are images of the medical books used by these doctors.