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1 Introduction: Disease, Medicine, and Society ( PDF )
2 Health and Disease Before Columbus ( PDF )
3 Virgin Soil Epidemics ( PDF )
4 The Health of Colonists ( PDF )
5 Disease and the Environment ( PDF )
6 Urbanization and Public Health ( PDF )
7 The Decline of Tuberculosis ( PDF )
8 Epidemiological Transitions and Health Disparities ( PDF )
9 The Determinants of Health and Disease ( PDF )
10 Debate: Disease History and Health Policy ( PDF )
11 American Indian Medicine ( PDF )
12 Colonial Medical Theory and Practice ( PDF )
13 Inoculation and Vaccination ( PDF )
14 Self Help and Heroic Medicine ( PDF )
15 Medical Education ( PDF )
16 The Rise of Hospitals ( PDF )
17 Race, Gender, and Medicine ( PDF )
18 Psychiatry and Mental Health ( PDF )
19 Anesthesia and the Rise of Surgery ( PDF )
20 Germ Theory and the Therapeutic Revolution ( PDF )
21 Public Health Politics I: Plague in Chinatown ( PDF )
22 Medical Technology and the Modern Hospital ( PDF )
23 Specialization and Medical Education ( PDF )
24 Public Health Politics II: HIV/AIDS ( PDF )
25 Health Care Policy: Access and Cost ( PDF )
26 Disease and Society in the 21st Century ( PDF )

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