The Changing Humors of Portsmouth
The Medical Biography of an American Town, 1623-1983

J. Worth Estes

1987, xv + 363pp., ISBN 0-88135-029-x, $22.95

The Changing Humors of Portsmouth


“A valuable compendium of interesting information and thoughtful commentary on “average American medicine,” particularly in the nineteenth century, which will appeal to specialist and non-specialist alike.” AHR

“Richly detailed and scrupulously documented, the authors provide a fascinating account of all the aspects of medicine in an ordinary American town from its beginnings until this decade. I think that if I were asked to recommend one book that would give the flavor of the development of American medicine outside medical schools and research teaching hospitals, this would be it. Warmly recommended.”

Bull.N.Y.Acad. Med.

Also of Interest

Other books by J. Worth Estes

  • Dictionary of Protopharmacology
    Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850
  • The Medical Skills of Ancient Egypt
  • Naval Surgeon
    Life and Death at Sea in the Age of Sail
  • Hall Jackson and the Purple Foxglove
    Medical Practice & Research in Revolutionary America, 1760-1820