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date: 01 October 2020

Medicine 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Ronald L. NumbersRonald L. Numbers, Eric Howard ChristiansonEric Howard Christianson, John Harley WarnerJohn Harley Warner, Harry M. MarksHarry M. Marks, Harry M. MarksHarry M. Marks, Naomi RogersNaomi Rogers

Overview

Colonial Era

From 1776 to the 1870s

From the 1870s to 1945

Since 1945

Alternative Medicine

For centuries, sick and injured Americans typically received their medical care at home, either from family members or informally trained healers. The first permanent hospital did not open until ... ...

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