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Young, James Harvey

Overview
Works: 148 works in 273 publications in 1 language and 16,004 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Satire  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Donor
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Most widely held works about James Harvey Young
 
Most widely held works by James Harvey Young
The good old days : they were terrible by Otto Bettmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the negative aspects of American society between the 1860s and the early 1900s, including housing, education, food, travel, work, and health, illustrated with contemporary cartoons, prints, and photographs
The medical messiahs; a social history of health quackery in twentieth-century America by James Harvey Young( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cancer cure. Arthritis remedy. Super health food. Diabetes cure. Tuberculosis remedy"--Cover
The toadstool millionaires; a social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation by James Harvey Young( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the history of proprietary medicines in America, from the early 18th century appearance of patented brands from England to the early 20th-century enactment of national legislation to restrain abuses in the packaged medicine industry. The author traces the development of patent medicine promotion and criticism, relating it to broader trends in health, education, journalism, marketing, and government
Brewed in America : a history of beer and ale in the United States by Stanley Baron( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American health quackery : collected essays by James Harvey Young( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Harvey Young, the foremost expert on the history of medical frauds, finds quackery in the 1990s to be more extensive and insidious than in earlier and allegedly more naive eras. The modern quack isn't an outrageous-looking hawker of magic remedies operating from the back of a carnival wagon, but he knows how to use antiregulatory sentiment and ingenious promotional approaches to succeed in a "trade" that is both bizarre and deceitful. In The Toadstool Millionaires and The Medical Messiahs, Young traced the history of health quackery in America from its colonial roots to the late 1960s. This collection of essays discusses more recent health scams and reconsiders earlier ones. Liberally illustrated with examples of advertising for patent medicines and other "alternative therapies," the book links evolving quackery to changing currents in the scientific, cultural, and governmental environment. Young describes varieties of quackery like frauds related to the teeth, nostrums aimed at children, and cure-all gadgets with such names as Electreat Mechanical Heart. The case of Laetrile illustrates how an alleged vitamin for controlling cancer could be ballyhooed and lobbied into a national mania, half the states passing laws giving the cyanide-containing drug some special status. And AIDS is the most recent example of an illness that, tragically, has panicked some of its victims and members of the general public into putting their hopes in fake cures and preventives. Young discusses the complex question of vulnerability - why people fall victim to health fraud - and considers the difficulties confronting governmental regulators. From the late 1960s to the early 1990s, the annual quackery toll has escalated from two billion to over twenty-five billion dollars. Young helps us discovery why
Pure food : securing the Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906 by James Harvey Young( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Pure food' became the rallying cry among a divergent group of campaigners who lobbied Congress for a law regulating foods and drugs. James Harvey Young reveals the complex and pluralistic nature not only of that crusade but also of the broader Progressive movement of which it was a significant strand. In the vivid style familiar to readers of his earlier works, The Toadstool Millionaires and The Medical Messiahs, Young sets the pure food movement in the context of changing technology and medical theory and describes pioneering laws to control imported drugs and domestic oleomargarine. He explains controversy within the pure food coalition, showing how farming and business groups sought competitive commercial advantage, while consumer advocates wished to promote commercial integrity and advance public health. The author focuses on how the public became increasingly fearful of hazards in adulterated foods and narcotic nostrums and how Congress finally achieved the compromises necessary to pass the Food and Drugs Act and the meat inspection law of 1906
The doctor on the stage; medicine and medical men in seventeenth-century England. Edited by Francelia Butler by Herbert Silvette( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yankee science in the making by Dirk J Struik( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disease and distinctiveness in the American South( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Squibb : the life and times of a rugged idealist by Lawrence G Blochman( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most remarkable commentary on the remarkable life story of Dr. Edward Robinson Squibb is the fact that it is almost unknown today. A hundred years ago "Squibb" meant "ether" to the physicians and apothecaries of the United States. Dr. Squibb was a true pioneer in anesthesia. He received his M.D. degree in 1845, the year before Dr. W.T.G. Morton gave his first public demonstration of the use of ether to eliminate pain in surgery. Thus, Dr. Squibb's medical career not only paralleled the birth and growth of the era of anesthetics; at times the two were indistinguishable. As an assistant surgeon in the United States Navy, Dr. Squibb saw ether used and misused. He noted that its effect varied greatly, and that it was not always successful in producing deep anesthesia. Finding that the variations were a direct result of impurities and of uneven strength, he was the first to devise a method of making pure ether of uniform quality. He also invented a process of distilling ether with live steam, thus eliminating the danger of an open flame to so volatile a liquid. Once he standardized the manufacture of ether, he followed his product into the operating room to perfect the techniques of its administration and to study effective dosage. To this end he invented a mask to replace the inhaler of Dr. Morton. Uniformity and purity became a lifetime passion with Dr. Squibb, a crusade which was to embrace all pharmacy. This book is about Dr. Squibb the man, based on his private journals written over the course of his adult life. The whole constitutes a personal and sharply observed panorama of nineteenth-century Philadelphia, New York, and Brooklyn, a critical appraisal of the state of American medicine a century ago, and a vivid self-portrait of Dr. Squibb the man."--Preface
The great epidemic by A. A Hoehling( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grippe / Epidemie (1918)
The merchants of life : an account of the American pharmaceutical industry by Tom Mahoney( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phrenology, fad and science; a 19th century American crusade by John Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savage irony and black humor as Melville's Confidence-Man strips away the hypocritical pretenses of fellow passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. Originally published 1857
Bitters bottles by Richard Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of pharmacy : a guide and a survey by Edward Kremers( Book )

2 editions published between 1940 and 1946 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The launching of modern American science, 1846-1876 by Robert V Bruce( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American self-dosage medicines : an historical perspective by James Harvey Young( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American fluoridation experiment by Frederick Blythe Exner( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk medicine : fact and fiction by Frances Kennett( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The good old days : they were terrible
Alternative Names
Young, James H.

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English (96)

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American health quackery : collected essays