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Acknowledgments SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS have been kind enough to provide the time and research support that have enabled me to think about, research, and write this book. A National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow­ ship aided my early studies in the history of science and medicine between 1976 and 1979. The present project was funded in part by Dissertation Improvement Grant SES-8107609 from the National Sci­ ence Foundation (1981-82], a Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship (1982-83), a research award from an Arthur Vining Davis Foundation grant to the Department of Social Medicine and Health Policy at Harvard Medical School (1983-84), and National Institutes of Health Grant LM 03910-01, -02 from the National Library of Med­ icine (1982-84). I completed revisions to the manuscript while sup­ ported by a NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in Science at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London. In the course of my manuscript research in some sixty-odd ar­ chives, many individual archivists assisted me beyond their duties; I should especiallylike to thank CynthiaGoldstein, CharlesIsetts, Carol Pine, Mary Van Winkle, and Richard J. Wolfe. The study of hospital case records presented in Chapter 4 was aided by the computer pro­ gramming of Elizabeth Allred at the Computing Center of the Harvard School of Public Health and by the graphics of Alice Vickery at the Educational Media Support Center of Boston University Medical Center. A number of people have contributed in diverse ways to the shap­ ing of this project. I am particularly grateful to Thomas Babor, Saul Benison, Harriet Boardman, William F. Bynum, I. Bernard Cohen, Har­ old J. Cook, Leon Eisenberg, J. Worth Estes, Drew Gilpin Faust, Daniel M. Fox, Faye Getz, Carl and Audrey Gutmann, Oscar Handlin, Judith Walzer Leavitt, Kenneth Ludmerer, Jane Maienschein, Everett Men­ delsohn, Raymond Neff, CharlesE. Rosenberg, Elizabeth Smith, Ginnie ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Smith, and Maurice M. Vance. Iowe a special debt to Guenter B. Risse, who recruited me to the history of therapeutics and guided my early efforts in the field. I also gained much from the students who partic­ ipated in a seminar on the history of therapeutics that I taught at Harvard in the fall of 1980. Donald Fleming has given me a model of exacting and creative scholarship. Ronald L. Numbers has been an unfailing source of guid­ ance and friendship. This project would have been more of a burden and less of a joy without the support of these two men. Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz has fundamentally molded both this work and its author by her knowledge, energy, forthrightness, and care. I am more in her debt than I can begin to say. Margaret Warner brought to this project her knowledge of the history of medicine; her ability to spot hand waving and willingness to call it out; and the reminder that while our work is serious, itshould not be taken too gravely. ...


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