This is a catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of rare books dealing with "popular medicine" in early America which is housed at the University of Rochester Medical School library. The books described in the catalogue were written by physicians and other professionals to provide information for the non-medical audience. The books taught human anatomy, hygiene, temperance and diet, how to maintain health, and how to cope with illness especially when no professional help was available. The books promoted a healthy lifestyle for the readers, giving guidance on everything from physical fitness and recreation to the special health needs of women. The collection consists of works dealing with reproduction (from birth control to delivering and caring for a baby), venereal disease, home-nursing, epidemics, and the need for public sex education. These books, covering areas largely ignored by the medical profession, made important contributions to the health of the American public, and the collection is a vital piece of medical history. The collector is Edward C. Atwater, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and the History of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical School. Christopher Hoolihan is History of Medicine Librarian at the University of Rochester Medical School's Edward G. Miner LIbrary.
Quarterly accession lists; beginning with Apr. 1893, the bulletin is limited to "subject lists, special bibliographies, and reprints or facsimiles of original documents, prints and manuscripts in the Library," the accessions being recorded in a separate classified list, Jan.-Apr. 1893, a weekly bulletin Apr. 1893-Apr. 1894, as well as a classified list of later accessions in the last number published of the bulletin itself (Jan. 1896)
This bibliography includes references to English, French, and German books and articles relating to the hygienic aspects of clothing. Since strictly scientific material on this subject is very meager, articles popular nature have been included. The judgment of their relative value has been left to the user. A few publications issued prior to 1875 and after 1927 are given, but only the literature printed during the intervening years has been carefully searched.
The forest plantations in the Biltmore Estate, near Biltmore and Asheville, N.C., represent one of the earliest large-scale reforestation projects under private initiative in this country. Planting and seed-sowing operations were begun there about 40 years ago, in 1890, and the work was continued until about 1911. The resulting stands present an excellent opportunity to study the success or failure of forest planting with a large number of species in this part of the southern Appalachian region.
This textbook for nursing assistants will prepare students not only to function in the traditional nursing assistant role in nursing homes, hospitals, and home health, but also will prepare students to advance their careers. A nursing assistant student who uses this text will have a firm foundation by which to transition to an LPN and ultimately an RN role. The text offers a compelling art program, a direct, conversational writing style, and an emphasis on professionalism and humanism. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes an audio glossary.