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Secondary Sources, consisting of books and articles dealing with medical matters both prior to and during the time period of 1775-1783
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Bennion, Elizabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. University of California Press, 1979

Berky, Andrew S. Practitioner in Physick: A Biography of Abraham Wagner 1717-1763. The Schwenkfelder Library, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, 1954

Cartwright, Dr. Frederick F. and Biddis, Dr. Michael D. Disease and History. Dorset Press, 1991

Clarke, Herbert. The Apothecary in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1965

Cotner, Susan; Dippre, Kris; Kipps, Robin; Pryor, Susan. PHYSICK, The Professional Practice of Medicine in Williamsburg, Virginina, 1740-1775. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2003

Cumston, Dr. C.G. The History of Medicine. Dorset Press, 1987

Duffy, Dr. John. Epidemics in Colonial America. Louisiana State University Press, 1971

Duncan, Lt. Col. Louis C. Medical Men in the American Revolution 1775-1783. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Medical Field Service School Carlisle Barracks, 1931

Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology Therapeutic Practices 1700-1850. Science History Publications, USA, 1990

Fenn, Elizabeth A. Pox Americana, The great smallpox epidemic of 1775-82. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001

Gibson, James E. Dr. Bodo Otto and the Medical Background of the American Revolution. Springfield Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, 1937

Gillett, Dr. Mary C. The Army Medical Department 1775-1818. Center forMilitary History, United States Army, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981

Gordon, Dr. Maurice Bear. AEsulapius Comes to the Colonies, the Story of the Early Days of Medicine in the Thirteen Original Colonies. Ventnor, NJ: 1949

Gordon, Dr. Richard. Ailments Through the Ages, An alarming history of famous and difficult patients. London: Michael O'Mara Books, 1998

Griffenhagen, Dr. George B. Drug Supplies in the American Revolution. United States Museum Bulletin #225, Smithsonian Institution, 1961

Haeger, Dr. Knut. The Illustrated History of Surgery. New York: Bell, 1990

Haggard, Dr. Howard W. The Doctor in History. Dorset Press, 1989

Kaplan, Barbara Beigun. “Divulging of Useful Truths in Physick” The Medical Agenda of Robert Boyle. Baltimore and London: The John Hopkins University Press, 1993

Kopperman, Paul E. The Medical Aspect of the Braddock and Forbes Expeditions. Pennsylvania History Vol. 71, No 3, 2004

Kopperman, Paul E. Medical Services in the British Army, 1742-1783. Journal of the History of Medicine, October 1979

Laffin, John. Combat Surgeons. Wiltshire, Great Britain: Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1999

Lyons, Dr. Albert S. & Peteucelli, Dr. R. Joseph. Medicine, An Illustrated History. Abradale Press, 1987

Meyer, Dr. Louis Alois. Early Pennsylvania Medicine. Boyertown, PA: Gilbert Printing Company, 1976

Meyer, Dr. Louis Alois. The Healing of an Army 1777-1778. Norristown, PA: The Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1991

Moore, Wendy. The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery. New York, NY: Broadway Books, 2005

Moss, Kay K. A Backcountry Herbal. Gastonia, North Carolina: Schiele Museum of Natural History, 1993

Moss, Kay K. Southern Folk Medicine 1750-1820. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1999

Naythons, Dr. Matthew. The Face of Mercy, A Photographic History of Medicine at War. Random House, 1993

Neumann, George C. & Kravic, Frank J. Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution. Stackpole Books, 1975

Novotny, Ann and Smith, Carter. Images of Healing. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1980

Picard, Liza. Dr. Johnson's London. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2001

Ring, Dr. Malvin E. Dentistry, An Illustrated History. New York: Abradale Press, 1985

Reiss, Dr. Oscar. Medicine and the American Revolution. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Co. Inc. Publishers, 1998

Porter, Dorothy and Porter, Roy. Patient’s Progress, Doctors and Doctoring in Eighteenth-century England. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1989

Porter, Roy. Blood and Guts, A Short History Of Medicine. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2003

Porter, Roy. Medicine, A History of Healing. Barnes and Noble Books, 1997

Root-Bernstein, Robert and Michele. Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels, The science behind folk remedies and old wives tales. Boston-New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997

Scull, Andrew; MacKenzie, Charlotte; Hervey, Nicholas. Masters of Bedlam, The Transformation of the Mad Doctoring Trade. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996

Thompson, C.J.S. The Quacks of Old London. Barnes and Noble Books, 1993

Wibur, Dr. Keith C. Antique Medical Instruments. 3rd Ed. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1998

Wilbur, Dr. Keith C. Revolutionary Medicine 1700-1800. Globe Pequot Press, 1980

Wilkins, Robert. The Doctor’s Quotation Book. Barnes & Noble Press, 1992

Williams, Dr. Guy. The Age of Agony, The Art of Healing 1700-1800. Academy Chicago Publishers, 1986

Wynbrandt, James. The Excruciating History of Dentistry. Griffin, New York: St. Martin’s, 1998

Zigrosser, Carl. Ars Medica, A collection of medical prints in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art/Stern, Philadelphia PA, 1959

Zwelling, Shomer S. Quest for a Cure, The Public Hospital in Williamsburg 1773-1885. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1985

Revised 06-27-2006