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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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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
US National Library of Medicine
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x, 723 pages ; 17 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Prostitution
The Medical Heritage Library
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Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
Woodcut frontispiece, zodiac man (p. 8), and tailpiece
Topics: Hygiene, Astrology, Physiognomy
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
The Medical Heritage Library
by Coxe, John Redman, 1773-1864; Fox, Joseph, 1759-1832. A new medical dictionary; Fry, William, 1777-1855, printer; Thomas Dobson and Son, publisher
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A page-for-page reprint of the Philadelphia 1808 edition
Topic: Medicine
Originally published: 1869
Topics: Mental Healing, Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical
Translation of Der lange verborgene Freund
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Topics: Medicine, Traditional, Superstitions, Magic
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hypnosis
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Knerr, Calvin B. (Calvin Brobst), 1847-1940; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Includes index
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891
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Includes index
Topic: Anatomy
US National Library of Medicine
by Lippe, Constantine; Clark, Lucy Swanton, 1906-1991, former owner; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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NLM copy 1-2: interleaved; c. 2 with extensive ms. annotations throughout
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
US National Library of Medicine
by Wilder, Alexander, 1823-1908, author
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19 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Vaccination -- adverse effects, Smallpox Vaccine -- adverse effects
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
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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Title and imprint from microfilm copy (Film 587, no. 1)
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery, Astrology
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
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
Abridged translation of: Kunhe, Louis. Lehrbuch der Gesichtsausdruckskunde
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial Expression, Diagnosis
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Religion and Science, Adaptation, Physiological
Will digitize
Topic: Population Characteristics
The Medical Heritage Library
by Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813; Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813. Inquiry into the effects of spirituous liquors upon the human body; Richardson, Josiah, 1778-1857, bookseller
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Running title: On the effects of ardent spirits
Topic: Alcohol-Related Disorders
The Medical Heritage Library
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
The Medical Heritage Library
by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843
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Condensed Portugese translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
The Medical Heritage Library
by Cheselden, William, 1688-1752; Mead, Richard, 1673-1754, dedicatee; Manning, William, 1767-1849, printer; Loring, James, 1770-1850, printer; White, James, 1755?-1824, bookseller
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First published under the title 'Anatomy of the humane body' in London in 1713
Topic: Anatomy
"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
The Medical Heritage Library
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
US National Library of Medicine
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Armstrong, M. F. (Mary Frances), -1903
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14 p. ; 17 cm
Topics: Communicable Disease Control, Sanitation, Housekeeping
US National Library of Medicine
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digitized
Topics: Nurses, Military nursing, Belgium, World War, 1914-1918, Field Hospitals, World War I
The Medical Heritage Library
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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 Medical Heritage Library
by Jahn, Friedrich Ludwig, 1778-1852; Butler, Charles, translator
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Translated by Charles Beck. cf. Pref
Topic: Gymnastics
The Medical Heritage Library
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
Includes index
Topics: Medicine, Health
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
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
NLM HMD copy contains signature of S. Berryman
Topics: United States. Army Medical Department, Military Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Trputac, Pero, author
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252, [3] pages :
Topics: Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- prevention & control
Includes indexes
Topics: Cooking, Medicine, Materia Medica
US National Library of Medicine
by Ingalese, Isabella, author; Preceded by (work): Ingalese, Richard, 1863- From incarnation to re-incarnation
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Includes index
Topic: Occultism
US National Library of Medicine
by Lawson, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1869-1954, author
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151 pages
Topics: Hygiene, Aging, Kinesiology, Applied, Health Behavior
US National Library of Medicine
by Congreso Médico Regional de la Isla de Cuba (1st : 1890 : Havana, Cuba), author
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Medicine
Will digitize
Topic: Cooking
Pages i-viii duplicated in numbering
Topic: Pharmacy
Author is S.H. Selman--cf. Selman, S.H. The Indian guide to health, 1836
Topics: Phytotherapy, Plants, Medicinal
US National Library of Medicine
by Pierce, R. V. (Ray Vaughn), 1840-1914, author
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885 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates, 5 leaves of plates : 20 cm
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Bolton, Henry Carrington, 1843-1903, author
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11 pages : 19 cm
Topics: Papyrus Ebers, Manuscripts, Medical as Topic -- history, History, Ancient, Pharmaceutical...
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
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
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
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by Gardner, D. P. (Daniel Pereira), d. 1853; Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835. Lexicon medicum; Grant, Klein
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Based on the 7th London ed. of Hooper's Lexicon medicum, rev. by Klein Grant
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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361 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Materia Medica, Therapeutics
US National Library of Medicine
by Holcomb, A. W; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner
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Winston, J. Heritage of homoeopathic lit.
Topics: Homeopathy, Signs and Symptoms
The Medical Heritage Library
by Bönninghausen, Clemens Maria Franz von, 1785-1864; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Gilbert, C. B; Boericke, William, 1849-1929
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Translation of Die Körperseiten und Verwandschaften
Topic: Homeopathy
US National Library of Medicine
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146 pages
Topics: Unconscious (Psychology), Emotional Intelligence, Theory of Mind
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
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
xxiii, 466 pages :
Topics: Geography, Tropical Climate
The Medical Heritage Library
by Dunglison, Robley, 1798-1869
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Physiological Processes, Physiology
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
The Medical Heritage Library
by Culpeper, Nicholas, 1616-1654; Allen, John, 1660?-1727?, printer; Boone, Nicholas, 1679-1738, bookseller; Henchman, Daniel, 1689-1761, bookseller; Edwards, John, d. 1725, printer; Royal College of Physicians of London
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Originally published in 1649 under title: "A physicall directory; or, A translation of the London dispensatory, made by the Colledge of Physicians in London [Wing C7540]," itself a translation of the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis of 1618. Cf. Wellcome, II. p. 414, and Austin
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmaceutical Preparations
US National Library of Medicine
by Hoblyn, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1803-1886
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522 pages ; 21 cm
Topic: Medicine
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Wilson, Erasmus, Sir, 1809-1884; Goddard, Paul B. (Paul Beck), 1811-1866, editor; Naval Medical School (U.S.), former owner
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Original edition published London, 1840, under title: The anatomist's vademecum
Topic: Anatomy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Warren, Samuel, 1807-1877; Ludlow, Hal, b. 1861, illustrator
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Originally published in Blackwood's magazine between 1830 and 1837
Topic: Physicians
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-434) and index
Topics: Criminology, Education, Sociological Factors
Includes index
Topic: Surgical Procedures, Operative
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Homœopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880. Condensed materia medica
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NLM copy, cover at back of re-bound v
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica