To Place or Not to Place: Toward an Environmental History of Modern Medicine

  title={To Place or Not to Place: Toward an Environmental History of Modern Medicine},
  author={Christopher C. Sellers},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  pages={1 - 45}
  • C. Sellers
  • Published 2018
  • History, Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
summary:Reviewing recent, overlapping work by historians of medicine and health and of environmental history, this article proposes a further agenda upon which scholars in both fields may converge. Both environmental and medical historians can seek to understand the past two centuries of medical history in terms of a seesaw dialogue over the ways and means by which physicians and other health professionals did, and did not, consider the influence of place—airs and waters included—on disease… 

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