2011-02-01 -- New Medicine for a New Nation

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New Medicine for a New Nation HIST 451 February 1, 2011 Prof. November
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Reality Check: 1776 vs Today Germ theory? Humors and tempers? Symptoms as disease? Debate over whether disease exists separetly from symptoms Miasma theory of disease
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Enlightenment in America Enthusiasm for Enlightenment in Colonies Peripheral but enthusiastic Politics reflect Enlightenment ideas Should French be the official language? Benjamin Franklin Southern Planters and collecting Disproportionate representation of S. Carolina in Encyclopédie
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Guns, Germs, and Steel” Disease shaped European colonization of New World Smallpox Epidemics Tropical Disease and Slavery African resistance to Malaria
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Medicine in the Colonies Few formal institutions for training physicians Knowledge of Latin required to read Galen and Avicenna Circa 1776: ~5000 physicians serve 2.5 million colonists and slaves Not a full-time profession Relatively low standing
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course HIST 451 taught by Professor November during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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