Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

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Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900 is a collection of digitized primary sources documenting the advertising and use of health treatments marketed directly to the American public.

Material types include printed books and pamphlets, anatomy guides, broadsides, posters, trade cards, and advertising ephemera and covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. Original materials are from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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Date Coverage

  • 1800-1900

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