John Duffy's classic history, formerly titled The Healers, has
been thoroughly revised and updated for this second edition, which includes
new chapters on women and minorities in medicine and on the challenges
currently facing the health care field.
"This remains the only comprehensive history of American medicine.
The treatment of the emergence of modern medicine and the flowering of
surgery is especially fresh and well done. As one of the respected scholars
in our profession, John Duffy has again demonstrated his wide knowledge
of the subject."
-- Thomas N. Brunner, author of To the Ends of the Earth: Women's
Search for Education in Medicine
"Duffy is an outstanding historian of American medicine... This survey, taking account of more recent events and of new writing in the field, is a major historiographical event." -- James Harvey Young, author of The Medical Messiahs: A Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America