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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 Canada.

Digital files created for Medicine in the Americas also reside in NLM's Digital Collections, a repository for access to and preservation of digitized biomedical resources which allows rich searching, browsing and retrieval of monographs and films from NLM's History of Medicine Division.

Medicine in the Americas is made possible in part through the participation of the National Library of Medicine in the Medical Heritage Library, a digital curation collaborative supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and administered by the Open Knowledge Commons.



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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
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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
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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
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Topic: Medicine
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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
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NLM copy imperfect: all after p. 376 wanting
Topic: Homeopathy
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Topic: Medicine
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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
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
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Microfilm
Topic: Marijuana Abuse
Translation of The male generative organs in health and disease
Topics: Genitalia, Male, Genital Diseases, Male
"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
NLM copy, inscription of Frank [Gall?], Baltimore, Md., Oct. 7th, 1858; gift stamp of Miss Digges
Topic: Medicine
Previous ed. has title: Medical lexicon
Topic: Medicine
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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
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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
Previous ed. has title: Dictionary of medical science
Topic: Medicine
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by Brigham, G. N. (Gershom Nelson), 1820-1886; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor
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Bradford, T.L. Homoeopathic bib. of the U.S.
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Topics: Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases, Signs and Symptoms, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
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NLM copy bound second in pamphlet volume W6 P3 v.240
Topics: Fever, Nonprescription Drugs
Added t.p. in German
Topic: Medicine
With 32 p. of advertisements at the end
Topics: Medicine, Physiology
NLM copy, stamp of E.P. Cook, M.D
Topic: Medicine
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Topic: Medicine
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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
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by Jeanes, Jacob, 1800-1877; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First American book on homeopathy
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Topic: Homeopathy
NLM copy, inscription to [Wm.?] R. DeWitt Jr., M.D. from Richard Clements, M.D
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
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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
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by Isaacs, C. E. (Charles Edward), 1811-1860
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"Read February 4, 1857."
Topic: Kidney
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by Aristotle, pseud; Salmon, William, 1644-1713
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Attributed to William Salmon. Cf. Brit. Mus. cat
Topics: Sex Education, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproduction
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843
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Condensed Portugese translation of Reine Arzneimittellehre
Topics: Homeopathy, Materia Medica
NLM copy, imperfect: plate incomplete, shows only figs. 5-8
Topic: Medicine
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by Williams, Thomas, 1815-1891; Calvert, James, 1813-1892; Rowe, George Stringer
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Cultural Characteristics, Oceanic Ancestry Group, Missions and Missionaries
Published in Madrid, 1844-1850
Topics: Clinical Medicine, Internal Medicine
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
Microfilm
Topics: Medicine, Botany
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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
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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 Rapou, Aug. (Auguste); Granville, Arthur Alleyn, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM; Grosvenor Library, former owner
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Translation of De la fièvre typhoïde et de son traitement homoeopathique
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Topics: Typhoid Fever, Homeopathy
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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
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The same two parts were previously published under this title in "the seventh New-England edition" (1813) "A treasure of health" (p. [67]-71) is attributed to Hippocrates in the pref. to the version of the main work published in London in 1749 under title: Aristotle's compleat master piece. In three parts
Topics: Reproduction, Sexual Behavior, Congenital Abnormalities, Midwifery
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Half-title: Patogenesia brasileña
Topic: Homeopathy
Condition reviewed
Topics: Abortion, Spontaneous, Abortion, Spontaneous, Homeopathy
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
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by Hoblyn, Richard D. (Richard Dennis), 1803-1886; Hays, Isaac, 1796-1879
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Half-title: A dictionary of medical terms
Topic: Medicine
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by Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843; Hering, Constantine, 1800-1880
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Topic: Homeopathy
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by United States. Adjutant-General's Office; United States. War Dept
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Includes index
Topic: Military Personnel
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Reissued in 1957, with new introduction and supplementary reports, under title: Hypnosis in medicine and surgery
Topic: Hypnosis
Includes index
Topics: Medicine, Health
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Drug Prescriptions, Pharmaceutical Preparations
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by Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; Kitchen, James, 1800-1894, translator; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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First homeopathic pharmacopoeia published in the U.S. Cf. Winston
Topics: Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic, Materia Medica
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by Laurie, Joseph, d. 1865; Hull, Amos Gerald, 1810-1859
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Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy
Final 32 p. of v. 1 is publisher's catalog
Topic: Yellow Fever
English 2nd ed. published 1845 with title: A cyclopaedia of practical receipts and collateral information
Topic: Technology
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by Salverte, Eusèbe, 1771-1839; Thomson, Anthony Todd, 1778-1849
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Translation of Des sciences occultes
Topics: Occultism, Magic, Parapsychology
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by Bulliard, Pierre, 1752-1793; Richard, Louis-Claude, 1754-1821; Eaton, Amos, 1776-1842, translator
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Apparently a translation by Amos Eaton of Pierre Bulliard's Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique, which was revised by L.-C. Richard in 1799
Topic: Botany
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Obstetrics, Genital Diseases, Female, Pediatrics
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Pennsylvania District copyright, no. 54, issued in 1794 to Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, "as authors and proprietors."--p. [2]
Topics: Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839, Yellow Fever, Disease Outbreaks, Terminal Care, Social Problems, African...
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by Hooper, Robert, 1773-1835; Quincy, John, d. 1722. Lexicon physico-medicum; Warner, Benjamin, 1786-1821, publisher; Parker, Edward, bookseller, publisher; M. Carey & Son, publisher; Griggs & Co., printer
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In his preface the author states that this is an almost completely new work, and not merely a revision of John Quincy's Lexicon medicum, which was first published in 1717
Topic: Medicine
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by Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856; Barton, William P. C. (William Paul Crillon), 1786-1856, illustrator; Parker, Daniel, 1782-1846, dedicatee
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This edition is listed in Poore's Descriptive cat. of government publications, p. 115, with note that it was "purchased by the Government, for distribution among officials."
Topics: Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.), United States. Navy. Medical Dept, Hospitals, Military,...
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by Hempel, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1811-1879; Buchner, Joseph Benedict; Gruner, Carl Ernst; Jahr, G. H. G. (Gottlieb Heinrich Georg), 1800-1875; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Includes index
Topics: Materia Medica, Pharmacopoeias, Homeopathic
Printed in two columns
Topics: Humanities, Science, Biography as Topic
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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
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Topic: Chemistry
Includes index
Topic: Clinical Medicine
First published in England in 1731
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Topics: Mathematics, Accounting, Commerce
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by Ruoff, A. J. Friedrich; Okie, A. Howard (Abraham Howard), translator; Humphrey, Gideon, 1779-1872; National Center for Homoeopathy (U.S.), donor. DNLM; American Foundation for Homoeopathy, former owner. DNLM
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Translation of Repertorium für die homöopathische Praxis
Topic: Homeopathy
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Dentistry, Medicine
"A catalogue of the names of those ladies and gentlemen, who have subscribed for the American herbal"--p. [24]-36
Topics: Plants, Medicinal, Medicine, Traditional, Materia Medica
A revised edition was published by the same publisher in 1811 under title: The American medical lexicon
Topics: Medicine, Science
Vol. 1 contains a Portuguese translation of B. J. Mure's Doctrine de l'Ecole de Rio de Janeiro
Topic: Homeopathy
Part 2 has special title page. An earlier edition (Frankfort, 1815) was published under title: Valuable vegetable medical prescriptions, for the cure of all nervous and putrid disorders
Topics: Carter, Richard, b. 1786, Phytotherapy, Materia Medica
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by Richerand, A. (Anthelme), 1779-1840; Mazarem, Joaquim da Rocha, 1775-1849, editor
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Extracts translated from Nosographie chirurgicale
Topics: Inflammation, Ulcer, Fever
Includes index
Topic: Homeopathy