Pious traders in medicine : a German pharmaceutical networks in eighteenth-century North America /
Renate Wilson.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2000.
xiv, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0271020520 (cloth)
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University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2000.
0271020520 (cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
European Philanthropy, Pietist Medicine, and the Pharmaceutical Trade
The Francke Orphanage Foundations at Halle: The Fruit of Religious Reformp. 15
Protestant Evangelical Reform and the New Philanthropyp. 22
The Protestant Networkp. 25
The Pietist Benefactresses--A Multitude of Womenp. 31
The Medical Institutions of the Orphanagep. 41
Pietist Medicine and Medical Education: A Radical Heritage Temperedp. 49
The Pietist Physicianp. 52
Academic Medicine and Medical Education at Hallep. 55
Lay Medical Education and the Printed Wordp. 60
The Outcomes of Reformp. 64
The Traffic in Halle Orphanage Medicationsp. 67
The Product and the Discourse of Pharmaceutical Reformp. 79
The Market: Privileged Trade and Trading Privilegesp. 87
German Medicine in North America, 1730-1810
German Patients and German Practitioners in a New Worldp. 99
Medical Needs and Medical Marketsp. 102
Market Determinants: Language and Religious Affiliationp. 107
A Profile of German Medical Providersp. 112
The Lure of the Halle Pharmaceutical Tradep. 116
The Structure of the Colonial Medical Clergyp. 122
The Traffic in Halle Orphanage Medications: Building a Transatlantic Exchangep. 129
Creating a Market Niche, 1745-1776p. 132
The Mechanisms of Trade in Philanthropyp. 136
Trading in the New Republic, 1785-1815p. 147
The North American Consumer: German Lay Preferences and Choicesp. 157
The German Lay Publicp. 159
Pietist Women in the North American Medical Marketp. 166
Potent Medicines for Womenp. 171
The Learned Practitioner and the Learned Publicp. 183
A Gentler Medicine and Some of Its North American Practitionersp. 184
An American-Born Practitioner of Pietist Medicinep. 189
A Rural Practice in the New Republic: Some Measuresp. 199
The Persistence of a Learned Culture: Books and Medicinesp. 202
Epilogue: Pietist Medicine and Pietist Charity in the New Republicp. 209
The Practice of Medicine and the Commerce in Pharmaceuticalsp. 213
The New Medical Establishment and the Model of Halle Charity Practicep. 216
A Legacy of Voluntarismp. 220
Composite Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 251
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