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Lotions, Potions, Pills, and MagicHealth Care in Early America

Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Elaine G. Breslaw

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Health in early America was generally good. The food was plentiful, the air and water were clean, and people tended to enjoy strong constitutions as a result of this environment. Practitioners of ... More

More Than MedicineA History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement

Jennifer Nelson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762776
eISBN:
9780814770894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762776.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1948, the Constitution of the World Health Organization declared, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Yet ... More

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