The physician and sexuality in Victorian America

by John S. Haller

Publisher: University of Illinois Press in Urbana

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [305]-324.

Statement[by] John S. Haller, Jr. and Robin M. Haller.
ContributionsHaller, Robin M., joint author.
LC ClassificationsHN90.M6 H34 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 331 p.
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5411583M
ISBN 100252002075
LC Control Number73002456

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Next below the physicians in the medical hierarchy were the Surgeons. They were the men who cut people open, dealt with fractures, skin diseases, V.D, eye problems – anything, in short, for which a physician could simply not give a perscription.