The Resource Early recollections and life of Dr. James Still, 1812-1885

Early recollections and life of Dr. James Still, 1812-1885

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Early recollections and life of Dr. James Still, 1812-1885
Title
Early recollections and life of Dr. James Still, 1812-1885
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Known in the Medford area as "doctor", James Still was not a licensed physician. The title was conferred by grateful patients who welcomed his gentle remedies after the "heroic" treatment prescribed by most nineteenth-century doctors. Purging and blood-letting were common practice and medication was intended to produce violent results. Blisters, cupping, leeches, and tobacco injections were still used. No wonder suffering patients preferred the vegetable preparations and cooling liniments of Dr. Still. Times were ripe for practitioners such as Dr. Still. Medicine was in transition, and doctors were questioning the use of massive doses of drugs such as calomel and opium. With common sense and caution Dr. Still steered a middle course between the harsh measures of the time. His reputation for cures spread and his practice prospered. This book is a reprint of his 1877 autobiography and details how he rose from a background of humble means and limited education to success in the medical field
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1812-1885
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Still, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R154.S8348
LC item number
A33 1973
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
S8573e 1877F
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Still, James
  • Still, James
  • African American physicians
  • African Americans
  • History of Medicine
  • African American physicians
Label
Early recollections and life of Dr. James Still, 1812-1885
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Publication
Note
Reprint of the ed. published by Lippincott, Philadelphia, with a new historical sketch by M. Cridland
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth and early boyhood -- Visions of the future -- Starting out in life -- Living in the woods -- Marriage and housekeeping -- Second marriage -- Studying medicine -- Commencing practice -- Purchase of tavern and other property -- Even with the world -- Success in practice -- Charity still -- The diamond and the loadstone -- Fevers -- Thoughts to the young -- Cases of practice -- Short histories of friends -- Improving personal property -- Homecoming -- Sickness and recovery -- Contending with prejudice -- Treatment of fevers -- Treatment of Rheumatism and mortification -- Cancers -- The year 1875 -- Advice to the Colored People -- Centennial Exhibition
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780813507699
Lccn
73014624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)700844
Label
Early recollections and life of Dr. James Still, 1812-1885
Publication
Note
Reprint of the ed. published by Lippincott, Philadelphia, with a new historical sketch by M. Cridland
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Birth and early boyhood -- Visions of the future -- Starting out in life -- Living in the woods -- Marriage and housekeeping -- Second marriage -- Studying medicine -- Commencing practice -- Purchase of tavern and other property -- Even with the world -- Success in practice -- Charity still -- The diamond and the loadstone -- Fevers -- Thoughts to the young -- Cases of practice -- Short histories of friends -- Improving personal property -- Homecoming -- Sickness and recovery -- Contending with prejudice -- Treatment of fevers -- Treatment of Rheumatism and mortification -- Cancers -- The year 1875 -- Advice to the Colored People -- Centennial Exhibition
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780813507699
Lccn
73014624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)700844

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