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Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Steven M. Stowe
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
Language
English
Series
Studies in Social Medicine
ISBN
0807828858 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: physicians, everyday medicine, and the country orthodox style
  • Sickness and health in a southern place
  • Physicians: a mid-nineteenth-century profile
  • Choosing medicine
  • Men, schools, and careers
  • Family, intellect, and the manly choice
  • Medical schools and reform: stretching orthodoxy
  • The porous school: apprenticeship
  • The porous school: city life and a man's world
  • The science of all life
  • Lectures: synthesis and practice
  • Clinics: foreign bodies and appended charity
  • Anatomy: opened bodies and the moral urge
  • The medical thesis: enlightenments
  • Starting out
  • New degree, fresh doubts
  • Calculation for survival
  • The community chooses its own
  • First patients, "monster" disease, and "inward satisfaction"
  • Doing medicine
  • Livelihood
  • Logging patients, seeing race
  • Self-interest and moral judgment
  • Health talk across the racial divide
  • Rounds
  • Livelihood, subjectivity, and the country orthodox style
  • Bedside
  • Summoned to the social bedside
  • Seeing bodies: the physical and the social
  • Changing bodies: "experience" and the charm of drugs
  • Borrowing, experimenting, and violence
  • The shadow of bedside practice
  • Making medicine
  • The lives of others
  • Co-attendance and conflict
  • Writing orthodoxy at the bedside
  • John Knox: effacing pain
  • Charles Hentz: making case-time
  • Courtney Clark: looking for connections
  • Landscape, race, and faith
  • Landscapes of knowledge
  • Slavery and race
  • Faith: knowing what "passeth understanding"
  • Witnessing
  • Case narratives: orthodoxy's stories
  • Dr. Patteson: technique and transcendence
  • Dr. Dowler: scientist and community
  • Dr. Yandell: the eclipse of the personal
  • Dr. Bassett: the eclipse of the professional
  • Epilogue: the Civil War and the persistence of the country orthodox style.
Description
x, 373 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-364) and index.
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