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in The Oxford Companion to United States History

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online January 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199891092

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Colonial Era

From 1776 to the 1870s

From the 1870s to 1945

Since 1945

Alternative Medicine


For centuries, sick and injured Americans typically received their medical care at home, either from family members or informally trained healers. The first permanent hospital did not open until ...

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Subjects: United States History

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