Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think about Food Polio Voices: An Oral History from the American Polio Epidemics and Worldwide Eradication Efforts A History of Public Health (Revised Expanded) Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics
Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic The Tainted Gift: The Disease Method of Frontier Expansion Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines
Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America Before Federal Regulation Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization Bone Rooms A Disability History of the United States
Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition Exploring American Healthcare Through 50 Historic Treasures The Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built the Modern American Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace Exploring American Healthcare Through 50 Historic Treasures Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America

From the Bibliography of Exploring American Healthcare

By Tegan Kehoe

By Tegan Kehoe
Exploring American Healthcare Through 50 Historic Treasures

Exploring American Healthcare Through 50 Historic Treasures

Tegan Kehoe

$43.70

Not from the bibliography, but here's the book itself!

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

Jeremy Brown

$17.00 $15.81

This is an interesting and fairly comprehensive look at the legacy of the 1918 flu pandemic.

Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America

Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America

Andrea Tone

$20.00 $18.60

This history is one that a few of the other sources I read cited over and over, and for good reason.

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

Dorothy Roberts

$18.00 $16.74

This book is more sociology than history, but it's an excellent resource for understanding the intersection of racism and reproductive health issues.

Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think about Food

Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think about Food

Catherine Price

$19.00

This book is a great summary of both the scientific discoveries around vitamins and the various cultural shifts and marketing trends around vitamins.

A Disability History of the United States

A Disability History of the United States

Kim E. Nielsen

$16.95 $15.76

A worthwhile introduction to a subject that isn't medical history, but needs to be understood to understand medical history!

The Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built the Modern American

The Body Electric: How Strange Machines Built the Modern American

Carolyn Thomas de la Pena

$32.20

A great account of technology (real, quack, and in between) in concepts of health and the body.

Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition

Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition

Eliseo Torres

$19.95 $18.55

This book discusses the past and present of curanderismo, Mexican and Mexican-American folk medicine, with an emphasis on herbal medicine.

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America

Gail Jarrow

$22.99 $21.38

This is a short and engaging book, designed for younger readers but informative and interesting enough that it's a great introduction for anyone interested in the early 20th century plague outbreak.

The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle

The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle

Eric Lax

$23.00 $21.39

This book goes beyond the iconic story of the discovery of penicillin and gets into the twists and turns of the later part of the story, as scientists worked to develop the discovery into a viable drug.

Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine

Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine

Erika Janik

$24.00

This book is a great introduction to the ways that the alternative medicine of the 19th century has ripples into the present, and to why people would choose alternative medicine.

Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace

Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace

Tamara Venit Shelton

$45.00

This book helped me better understand both the role of Chinese medicine for Chinese immigrants in America, but also the influence of Chinese medicine on American medicine more broadly.

Bone Rooms

Bone Rooms

Redman

$40.00

An engaging dive into the history of medical museums collecting bodies in the name of science and anthropology, and a great analysis of the often-racist motivations and often-exploitative practices used to procure them.

Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace

Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the Immigrant Menace

Alan M. Kraut

$35.65

I kept coming back to this book while I was researching different topics. Immigration and attitudes towards immigration touch so much of American history, especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this exploration of attitudes towards health and medicine in anti-immigration sentiment is quite valuable.

Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

Tara Haelle

$37.32

A very quick and digestible read for such a complicated subject.

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Lindsey Fitzharris

$17.00 $15.81

A compelling window into a time of a lot of change.

Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science

Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science

Shauna Devine

$37.38

This book filled a number of former gaps in my understanding about mid-nineteenth century medicine and science, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in that period whether or not you're specifically interested in the Civil War.

Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics

Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics

$33.35

While only a small part of the book is medical history, this collection of essays and historical inquiry is valuable for understanding disability history and concepts of technology and the body.

Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America

Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America

Marcia Gaudet

$33.60

This is my favorite overview of the history of Carville, although there are also many memoirs written by former residents that are worth checking out.

Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization

Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization

Iain Gately

$20.00 $18.60

A history spanning several hundred years, on a fascinating subject.

The Tainted Gift: The Disease Method of Frontier Expansion

The Tainted Gift: The Disease Method of Frontier Expansion

Barbara Mann

$76.80

This book takes a close look at the ways in which European settler-colonists used contagious disease for their own purposes while expanding into more and more Native territory in the 18th and 19th centuries. It covers smallpox blankets but also disease during forced migration and other issues.

A History of Public Health (Revised Expanded)

A History of Public Health (Revised Expanded)

George Rosen

$40.25

This is a 20th century classic with some recent additions. It's a little textbook-like, but very informative.

The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America Before Federal Regulation

The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America Before Federal Regulation

James Harvey Young

$49.39

An older book and it sometimes shows in the writing style, but well worth a read.

Polio Voices: An Oral History from the American Polio Epidemics and Worldwide Eradication Efforts

Polio Voices: An Oral History from the American Polio Epidemics and Worldwide Eradication Efforts

Julie K. Silver

$76.80

There are many great works on the polio epidemics out there, but this one was particularly helpful in my research.