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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 Wilder, Alexander, 1823-1908, author
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19 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Vaccination -- adverse effects, Smallpox Vaccine -- adverse effects
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 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
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x, 723 pages ; 17 cm
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
Woodcut frontispiece, zodiac man (p. 8), and tailpiece
Topics: Hygiene, Astrology, Physiognomy
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
Abridged translation of: Kunhe, Louis. Lehrbuch der Gesichtsausdruckskunde
Topics: Physiognomy, Facial Expression, Diagnosis
The Medical Heritage Library
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Topic: Marijuana Abuse
Translation of Der lange verborgene Freund
Topics: Medicine, Traditional, Superstitions, Magic
Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Hypnosis
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
First published in England in 1731
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Topics: Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce
The Medical Heritage Library
by Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891
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Includes index
Topic: Anatomy
The Medical Heritage Library
by Grauvogl, Eduard von, d. 1877; Shipman, Geo. E. (George Elias), 1820-1893, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of Lehrbuch der Homöopathie
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Topic: Homeopathy
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Topics: Yellow Fever, Epidemics
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Topics: Cholera, Epidemics, Public Health Administration
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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361 p. ; 25 cm
Topics: Materia Medica, Therapeutics
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 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
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Published also under titles: Light and life, and Safe counsel; and in part under title: Know thyself
Topics: Hygiene, Marriage, Sexual Behavior
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 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
The Medical Heritage Library
by Teste, Alph. (Alphonse), b. 1814; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of: Systématisation pratique de la matière médicale homoeopathique
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Dickinson, W. H. (Wilmot Horton), 1829-
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Includes index
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Topic: Homeopathy
"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
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
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Topic: Medicine
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
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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Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Kreussler, Emil; Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879, translator
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Translation of Therapie acuter und chronischer Krankheitsformen nach dem homöopathischen Heilprincip
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Topic: Homeopathy
v, 591 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Smithsonian Institution, Science
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; 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
NLM HMD copy contains signature of S. Berryman
Topics: United States. Army Medical Department, Military Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Black, Joseph, 1728-1799; Robison, John, 1739-1805; Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839, publisher; Graves, Bartholomew, printer; Kneass, William, 1780-1840, engraver; Birch and Small, bookseller
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Edition statements transposed; precede volume numbers on title pages
Topic: Chemistry
Originally published: Knoxville, 1830
Topic: Medicine
US National Library of Medicine
by Confederate States of America. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office; Crehen, E., illustrator; Wynne, Charles H., 1822-1870, printer
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"Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, September 12, 1861. The work styled the 'Uniform and dress of the Army of the Confederate States,' for which a copyright has been secured by Blanton Duncan, is published by authority. S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector General."
Topics: Confederate States of America. Army, Clothing, Military Personnel
US National Library of Medicine
by Costa, Domingos de Almeida Martins, 1851-1891
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Malaria
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
US National Library of Medicine
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Includes index
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Fever
The Medical Heritage Library
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
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
US National Library of Medicine
by Lovett, Robert W. (Robert Williamson), 1859-1924
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Cover title
Topic: Hip Joint
English 2nd ed. published 1845 with title: A cyclopaedia of practical receipts and collateral information
Topic: Technology
US National Library of Medicine
by Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910; New Haven (Conn.). Board of Health; New Haven (Conn.). Common Council
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Caption title
Topics: Public Health Practice, Sanitation
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
The Medical Heritage Library
by Maestro Quoquim; Vindel, Pedro, former owner. DNLM
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Maestro Quoquim is the probable pseudonym of Fray Augustín Farfán
Topic: Medicine
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Topic: Medicine
Vol. 1 contains a Portuguese translation of B. J. Mure's Doctrine de l'Ecole de Rio de Janeiro
Topic: Homeopathy
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
Printed in blue with red border
Topic: Color Therapy
US National Library of Medicine
by Gaines, Thomas Robert, 1877- author
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235 pages :
Topics: Breathing Exercises, Hygiene, Exercise
The Medical Heritage Library
by Black, Joseph, 1728-1799; Robison, John, 1739-1805; Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839, publisher; Graves, Bartholomew, printer; Kneass, William, 1780-1840, engraver; Birch and Small, bookseller
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Edition statements transposed; precede volume numbers on title pages
Topic: Chemistry
US National Library of Medicine
by Committee of Revision and Publication of the Pharmacopœia of the United States of America (1890-1900), author
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40 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America., Pharmacopoeias as Topic, Indicators and Reagents,...
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 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...
NLM copy, top of p. [1], 2nd group (appendix added t.p.) excised
Topic: Plants
Includes index
Topic: Surgical Procedures, Operative
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 United States. Surgeon-General's Office, author; Lynch, Charles, 1868-1937, editor of compilation
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Editor-in-Chief: Charles Lynch
Topics: United States. Army Medical Department, United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces,...
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
US National Library of Medicine
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Cover title
Topics: Anthropometry, Child Development, Child
US National Library of Medicine
by Winchell, N. H. (Newton Horace), 1839-1914, author
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pages 984-1000 ; 23 cm
Topics: Geological Phenomena, Midwestern United States
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gebhard, Lewis P., 1791-1873; Philadelphia County Medical Society
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"Published by order of the Society."
Topics: University of Pennsylvania, Disease Outbreaks, Education, Medical, Physicians
The Medical Heritage Library
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Topics: Phrenology, Models, Anatomic
The Medical Heritage Library
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Title and imprint from microfilm copy (Film 587, no. 1)
Topics: Medicine, General Surgery, Astrology
US National Library of Medicine
by Howe, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1843-1890; University of the City of New York. Medical Department
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"The substance of a course of lectures delivered in the medical department of the University of New York." - Pref
Topics: Genital Diseases, Male, Genital Diseases, Male, Masturbation, Sexual Behavior
Includes index
Topic: Medicine