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Wisconsin Medicine
Historical Perspectives
Ronald L. Numbers and Judith Walzer Leavitt

A fascinating window on early medicine in Wisconsin

This historic account of early medicine in Wisconsin begins in 1836 during the frontier days. Old photographs and advertisements provide a fascinating window on horse-drawn ambulances, fresh air schools (part of Milwaukee's anti-tuberculosis campaign in the 1930s) and such "modern" conveniences as Doctor's Delight, a Cadillac Model K with a price tag of $750 (with top, $800).

Ronald L. Numbers is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and Medicine, University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many books include The Creationists, God and Nature, Caring and Curing and Women and Health in America, also published by the UW Press. Judith Walzer Leavitt is professor of history of medicine, history of science, and women's studies and the associate dean for faculty at the medical school, University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her many books include The Healthiest City and Women and Health in America, both also available from the University of Wisconsin Press, and Typhoid Mary.

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Textured cover features an old photograph of a horse-drawn ambulance

July 1981
224 pp.  6 x 9 
37 b/w illustrations, photos and old newspaper advertisements.

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ISBN 978-0-299-08430-1
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