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American Medical Periodicals, 1797-1900

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American Medical Periodicals, 1797-1900


American Medical Periodicals, 1797-1900 is a 35 mm microfilm collection, based on the holdings of the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, containing over 1,200 of the significant serials in American medical literature which began publication up to the end of the nineteenth century.

These documents provide fresh insights into important events in American medicine and their influence on medical practices, during a time that witnessed significant new advances in medicine and surgery.

The collection details such issues as the introduction of anesthetics to surgery, improvements in diagnosis and therapeutics, the development of the public field, allopathic, homeopathic and naturopathic medicine and debates between faddish practitioners and rising medical professionals.

The first phase of the project consists of those titles that began publication prior to 1850. A second phase covers the years 1850-1900.

To locate an item on microfilm, refer to the reel number found in each entry.