The specialty of specialties: Children's medicine and the development of medical authority in America, 1790-1890

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2015-05

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This dissertation examines the development of exclusive medical authority, and medical professionalization, by the mainstream medical profession in America, during approximately the century between 1790 and 1890. In particular, it examines the ways in which children's medicine was used to build this authority within the context of American culture.

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History, America, Medicine, Children, Pediatrics, Allopath, Homeopath, Sectarian

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