From the Bibliography of Exploring American HealthcareBy Tegan Kehoe
Not from the bibliography, but here's the book itself!
Jeremy Brown$17.00 $15.81
This is an interesting and fairly comprehensive look at the legacy of the 1918 flu pandemic.
Andrea Tone$20.00 $18.60
This history is one that a few of the other sources I read cited over and over, and for good reason.
A Warrior of the People: How Susan La Flesche Overcame Racial and Gender Inequality to Become America's First Indian Doctor
Joe Starita$18.99 $17.66
A compelling biography of a very interesting person.
Dorothy Roberts$18.00 $16.74
This book is more sociology than history, but it's an excellent resource for understanding the intersection of racism and reproductive health issues.
Catherine Price$19.00 $17.67
This book is a great summary of both the scientific discoveries around vitamins and the various cultural shifts and marketing trends around vitamins.
Kim E. Nielsen$17.95 $16.69
A worthwhile introduction to a subject that isn't medical history, but needs to be understood to understand medical history!
Carolyn Thomas de la Pena$34.50
A great account of technology (real, quack, and in between) in concepts of health and the body.
Eliseo Torres$19.95 $18.55
This book discusses the past and present of curanderismo, Mexican and Mexican-American folk medicine, with an emphasis on herbal medicine.
Gail Jarrow$22.99 $21.38
This is a short and engaging book, designed for younger readers but informative and interesting enough that it's a great introduction for anyone interested in the early 20th century plague outbreak.
Eric Lax$23.00 $21.39
This book goes beyond the iconic story of the discovery of penicillin and gets into the twists and turns of the later part of the story, as scientists worked to develop the discovery into a viable drug.
This book is a great introduction to the ways that the alternative medicine of the 19th century has ripples into the present, and to why people would choose alternative medicine.
Tamara Venit Shelton$49.20
This book helped me better understand both the role of Chinese medicine for Chinese immigrants in America, but also the influence of Chinese medicine on American medicine more broadly.
An engaging dive into the history of medical museums collecting bodies in the name of science and anthropology, and a great analysis of the often-racist motivations and often-exploitative practices used to procure them.
Alan M. Kraut and Kraut$37.95
I kept coming back to this book while I was researching different topics. Immigration and attitudes towards immigration touch so much of American history, especially in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, this exploration of attitudes towards health and medicine in anti-immigration sentiment is quite valuable.
A very quick and digestible read for such a complicated subject.
Lindsey Fitzharris$19.00 $17.67
A compelling window into a time of a lot of change.
This book filled a number of former gaps in my understanding about mid-nineteenth century medicine and science, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in that period whether or not you're specifically interested in the Civil War.
While only a small part of the book is medical history, this collection of essays and historical inquiry is valuable for understanding disability history and concepts of technology and the body.
This is my favorite overview of the history of Carville, although there are also many memoirs written by former residents that are worth checking out.
Iain Gately$20.00 $18.60
A history spanning several hundred years, on a fascinating subject.
This book takes a close look at the ways in which European settler-colonists used contagious disease for their own purposes while expanding into more and more Native territory in the 18th and 19th centuries. It covers smallpox blankets but also disease during forced migration and other issues.
This is a 20th century classic with some recent additions. It's a little textbook-like, but very informative.
The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America Before Federal Regulation
James Harvey Young$57.50
An older book and it sometimes shows in the writing style, but well worth a read.
There are many great works on the polio epidemics out there, but this one was particularly helpful in my research.