Chemistry, Medicine, and the Legitimization of English Spas, 1740-1840

Christopher Hamlin, “Chemistry, Medicine, and the Legitimization of English Spas, 1740-1840,” Medical History, Supplement No. 10 (1990): 67-81. Hamlin, much like he does in A Science of Impurity, discusses the role of chemistry in the legitimization of health spas. He argues that their domination of the conversation was not due to any sort of revolution … More Chemistry, Medicine, and the Legitimization of English Spas, 1740-1840

Medical advertising and trust in late Georgian England

Hannah Barker, “Medical advertising and trust in late Georgian England,” Urban History 36, no. 3 (2009): 379-398. Baker brings sociological theories of trust to bear on the proliferation of medical advertisements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in four English towns. Using a statistical approach, she evaluates what sorts of rhetorical strategies were … More Medical advertising and trust in late Georgian England

“The Most Difficult Part of Chemistry”

Noel G. Coley, “Physicians, Chemists and the Analysis of Mineral Waters: ‘The Most Difficult Part of Chemistry,’” Medical History, Supplement no. 10 (1990): 56-66. Coley approaches the historical practice of analyzing mineral waters as someone interested in the development and refinement of analytical chemistry techniques. This isn’t particularly useful for my research, but her work does provide … More “The Most Difficult Part of Chemistry”

Transactions of the Twelfth Session of the AR State Medical Society (1887)

Transactions of the State Medical Society of Arkansas (Little Rock: Press Printing Company, 1887). Annual Address of the President, James A. Dibrell, Sr. (Van Buren) “What amazing wonders have not modern scientific investigations accomplished? What a grand display of dazzling brilliants have not been dug up hitherto dark, unfathomed recesses of nature, where Science sat gloomy … More Transactions of the Twelfth Session of the AR State Medical Society (1887)

Juan H. Wright, Analytical Chemist

E. H. S. Bailey, “Vol VII. Special Report on Mineral Waters,” in The University Geological Survey of Kansas (Topeka: W. Y. Morgan, 1902). Analysis of Arlington Springs, KS, no. 1-3, divided into ions and hypothetically combined (277-279) Analysis of Wetmore mineral springs, KS, divided into ions and hypothetically combined (300) Chapter VI: Methods of Analysis, of Calculation, … More Juan H. Wright, Analytical Chemist

Transactions of 7th Meeting of AR State Medical Society (1882)

Transactions of the State Medical Society of Arkansas at its Seventh Annual Session (Little Rock: Kellogg Printing Company, 1882). List of Members of the Arkansas State Medical Society – total = 197, 2 from ES Doctors who were practicing in ES: J. O. Ducker — physician in Eureka Springs, AR — graduate of Jefferson Medical College, … More Transactions of 7th Meeting of AR State Medical Society (1882)

Transactions of 4th Meeting of AR State Medical Society (1879)

Transactions of the State Medical Society of Arkansas at its Fourth Annual Session (Little Rock: Blocher & Mitchell, 1879). Much discussion about standardizing stuff for the purpose of professional cohesion (should by-laws of county medical societies all be the same?). List of transactions from medical societies received by the librarian; NJ, VA, MA, KS, IO, MN, … More Transactions of 4th Meeting of AR State Medical Society (1879)

Strategy for AR Medical Journals

Dr. Crowther suggested that I flesh out the connection between the science being referenced in ES and larger trends in medicine. I think the connection can be found in the documents produced by the Arkansas Medical Society, which record what the discourse within the medical profession of Arkansas concerned itself with. Produce bibliography of publications … More Strategy for AR Medical Journals