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Haller, John S. Jr 1940-

Works: 67 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 16,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal narratives  Essays  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: E185.61, 301.417973
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Most widely held works by John S Haller
Medical protestants : the eclectics in American medicine, 1825-1939 by John S Haller( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout much of their history, as Haller explains, the eclectic medical schools provided access into the medical profession for those men and women who lacked the financial, educational, and gender requirements of regular schools. Defending their second- and third-tier medical schools as legitimate avenues for poor and disadvantaged students, the eclectics accused the American Medical Association of playing aristocratic politics behind a masquerade of curriculum reform
Farmcarts to Fords : a history of the military ambulance, 1790-1925 by John S Haller( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battlefield medicine : a history of the military ambulance from the Napoleonic Wars through World War I by John S Haller( )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first history of the military ambulance, historian John S. Haller Jr. documents the development of medical technologies for treating and transporting wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Haller takes readers back to the origins of the modern ambulance, covering their evolution in depth from the late eighteenth century through World War I. The rising nationalism, economic and imperial competition, and military alliances and arms races of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries figure prominently in this history of the military ambulance, which focuses mainly on British and American technological advancements. Beginning with changes introduced by Dominique-Jean Larrey during the Napoleonic Wars, the book traces the organizational and technological challenges faced by opposing armies in the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Philippines Insurrection, and World War I."--Publisher description
A profile in alternative medicine : the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, 1845-1942 by John S Haller( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eclectic Medical Institute, known by its friends as Old EMI (and Old EMC when reorganized in 1910), was an American institution in origin, concept, and practice. For nearly a century, EMI was known as the Mecca of eclectic thinking and the Mother Institute of reformed medicine. A Profile of Alternative Medicine recounts the history of eclectic medicine which, along with hydropathy, homeopathy, physiomedicalism, chiropractic, ad osteopathy, competed with regular medicine (allopathy) in the nineteenth century. Unlike most alternative medical colleges that closed without leaving significant documentation, EMI left complete student records, faculty files, deans' papers, financial records, and minutes of the board of trustees. These records provide an important window into sectarian medicine's many challenges; into the tensions between the school and its board of trustees; and between the school and the American Medical Association as EMI unsuccessfully struggled with the AMA's Council on Medical Education to obtain a class-A rating. This history of EMI is set within the broader context of American medicine and recounts the internal feuds, successes, adversity, and ultimate failure of this bastion of freedom in medical thought
The history of American homeopathy : from rational medicine to holistic health care by John S Haller( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although scorned in the early 1900s and publicly condemned by Abraham Flexner and the American Medical Association, the practice of homeopathy did not disappear. Instead, it evolved with the emergence of holistic healing and Eastern philosophy in the United States and today is a form of alternative medicine practiced by more than 100,000 physicians worldwide and used by millions of people to treat everyday ailments as well as acute and chronic diseases. The History of American Homeopathy traces the rise of lay practitioners in shaping homeopathy as a healing system and its relati
Shadow medicine : the placebo in conventional and alternative therapies by John S Haller( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) find common ground? A distinguished historian of medicine, John S. Haller Jr., explores the epistemological foundations of EBM and the challenges these conceptual tools present for both conventional and alternative therapies. As he explores a possible reconciliation between their conflicting approaches, Haller maintains a healthy, scientific skepticism yet finds promise in select complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. Haller elucidates recent research on the placebo effect and shows how a new engagement between EBM and CAM might lead to a more productive medical practice that includes both the objectivity of evidence-based medicine and the subjective truth of the physician-patient relationship. Haller's book tours key topics in the standoff between EBM and CAM: how and why the double blinded, randomized clinical trial (RCT) came to be considered the gold standard in modern medicine; the challenge of postmodern medicine as it counters the positivism of evidence-based medicine; and the politics of modern CAM and the rise of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He conducts an in-depth case study of homeopathy, explaining why it has emerged as a poster-child for CAM, and assesses CAM's popularity despite its poor performance in clinical trials. Haller concludes with hope, showing how new experimental protocols might tease out the evidentiary basis for the placebo effect and establish a foundation for some reconciliation between EBM and CAM
Outcasts from evolution : scientific attitudes of racial inferiority, 1859-1900 by John S Haller( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rassenwertung / USA / Geschichte (1859-1900)
The physician and sexuality in Victorian America by John S Haller( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the middle class operated on a double standard, Victorian men faced enormous expectations and restrictions similar to the proscriptive role assigned Victorian women. John S. Haller, Jr., and Robin M. Haller cover the resulting nervous ailments common to Victorians, in addition to marriage and sexual relationships, proper hygiene, prostitution, and drug addiction, thus illuminating the ways doctors in Victorian America - ostensibly exponents of reason and science - became chauvinists, ready fountains of pronouncement and champions of manly burdens and womanly limitations." "In one of the few sexual studies to deal with both genders, the authors reject the stereotypical view of Victorian sexuality. Discounting the popular dictum of the Victorian period as an aberration in the ascent of women to greater sexual freedom, they posit prudery as a mask behind which women sometimes gained greater freedom of person."--Jacket
Fictions of certitude : science, faith, and the search for meaning, 1840-1920 by John S Haller( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positivism : Auguste Comte -- Assent : John Henry Newman -- The unknown : Herbert Spencer -- Higher intelligence : Alfred Russel Wallace -- Agnosticism : Thomas Henry Huxley -- Cosmic theism : John Fiske -- Will to believe : William James -- Telesis : Lester Frank Ward -- Entheism : Paul Carus -- Roads not taken
Kindly medicine : physio-medicalism in America, 1836-1911 by John S Haller( )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1836 and 1911, thirteen physiomedical colleges opened, and then closed, their doors. These authentic American schools, founded on a philosophy of so-called Physio-Medicalism, substituted botanical medicines for allopathy's mineral drugs and promoted the belief that the human body has an inherent "vital force" that can be used to heal. In Kindly Medicine, John Haller offers the first complete history of this high-brow branch of botanical medicine
The history of New Thought : from mind cure to positive thinking and the prosperity gospel by John S Haller( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anything is yours, if you only want it hard enough. Try it in earnest and you will succeed. It is the operation of a mighty law. Those words were written in 1900 by William Walter Atkinson, the man who authored the first book on the 'Law of Attraction.' Atkinson was only one of the many and varied personalities that make up the movement known as New Thought. Composed of healers, priests, psychologists, and ordinary people from all levels of society, the proponents of New Thought have one thing in common: a belief in the power of the mind. In The History of New Thought, Haller examines the very beginnings of the movement, its early influences (including Swedish seer Emanuel Swedenborg), and how its initial emphasis on healing disease morphed into a vision of the mind's ability to bring us whatever we desire. While most histories of New Thought tend to focus on churches and other formal organizations, Haller reveals that New Thought has had a much broader impact on American culture. Bestselling authors from the late nineteenth century and onward sold books in the millions of copies that were eagerly read and quoted by powerful politicians and wealthy industrialists. The idea that thoughts could become reality is so embedded in American culture that we tell each other to 'be positive' without ever questioning why. New Thought has become our thought
Swedenborg, Mesmer, and the mind/body connection : the roots of complementary medicine by John S Haller( )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of the mind -- Theological excursions -- In the mind's eye -- Perfectionism in our time -- Competing mediums -- From mental science to new thought -- Biomedicine's kindred spirits -- New age healing
American medicine in transition 1840-1910 by John S Haller( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a lifetime of moving and assuming new identities, sixteen-year-old Chass begins to piece together the disturbing past that haunts her and her mother and which involves a mysterious tape, a deceased popular singer, and the secrets of several people in a small Alabama town
The history of American homeopathy : the academic years, 1820-1935 by John S Haller( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the still popular alternative healing movement's divergent schools of thought and niche in 19th and early 20th century US medicine. The author critically treats homeopathy's origins in Samuel Hahnemann's ideas through its decline as an academic system of medicine as biomedicine became the dominant paradigm. Illustrations feature homeopathic practitioners, schools, hospitals, and a cartoon depicting the homeopathic vs. allopathic medicine debate. Historic and modern homeopathic resources are listed
The people's doctors : Samuel Thomson and the American botanical movement, 1790-1860 by John S Haller( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Samuel Thomson, born in New Hampshire in 1769 to an illiterate farming family, had no formal education, but he learned the elements of botanical medicine from a "root doctor," whom he met in his youth." "The People's Doctors covers seventy years, from 1790, when Thomson began his practice on his own family, until 1860, when much of Thomson's medical domain had been captured by the more liberal Eclectics. Eighteen halftones illustrate this volume."--Jacket
Personal memoirs of John H. Brinton : Civil War surgeon, 1861-1865 by John H Brinton( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Silas Thompson Trowbridge, M.D. by Silas Thompson Trowbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV><DIV> Autobiography of Silas Thompson Trowbridge M.D. is a remarkable account of nineteenth-century medicine, politics, and personal life that recovers the captivating experiences of a Civil War-era regimental surgeon who was also a president of the Illinois State Medical Society and a United States consul in Mexico. First published in 1872 by Trowbridge's family and even printed on a family-owned press, only a handful of copies of the initial publication survive. In this first paperback edition, Trowbridge's memoirs are reprinted as they originally appeared. Indiana-born Trowbridge moved to Illinois in his early twenties. A teacher by trade, he continued that career while he began the study of medicine, eventually starting a medical practice near New Castle, which he later moved to Decatur. Though respected by the community, Trowbridge lacked an authentic medical degree, so he enrolled in a four-month course of medical lectures at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Autobiography describes the atmosphere of the medical school and delineates Trowbridge's opinions on the lack of quality control in medical colleges of the day. Although three years of study and two annual terms of sixteen weeks were the actual requirements for the degree, Trowbridge was allowed to graduate after a single course of lectures and completion of a twenty-page thesis due to his previous experience. He then married a young widow and returned to Decatur, where he began a partnership with two local physicians and inaugurated a county medical society. In addition to practicing medicine, he was known and respected for regulating it, too, having supported legislation that would legalize dissection and prohibit incompetent persons from practicing medicine. In 1861, Trowbridge began service as a surgeon of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry commanded by Colonel Richard J. Oglesby. Autobiography describes his experiences beginning in Cairo, Illinois, where the infantry was involved in several expeditions and where Trowbridge made his "debut at the operating table." Revealing a litany of surgical duties, replete with gruesome details, these war-time recollections provide a unique perspective on medical practices of the day. Likewise, his commentaries on political issues and his descriptions of combat serve to correct some of the early written histories of the war's great battles. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1864, Trowbridge returned to Decatur to resume his partnership with Dr. W.J. Chenoweth and devote himself to surgery. His reminiscences recount several difficult surgeries, his efforts to reorganize the county medical society (which had collapsed during the war), and his communications to the Illinois legislature to set higher qualifications for practicing physicians. He was later elected president of the Illinois State Medical Society and appointed by President Grant United States Consul to Vera Cruz on the eastern coast of Mexico, where he studied and challenged the treatment of yellow fever. The autobiography ends in 1874 with a six-day family vacation and the marriage of his daughter to a merchant of Vera Cruz. </DIV></DIV>
Sectarian reformers in American medicine, 1800-1910 by John S Haller( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forging a medical practice, 1884-1938 : an Illinois case study : Wilber Price Armstrong by John S Haller( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distant Voices : sketches of a Swedenborgian world view by John S Haller( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of the Enlightenment philosopher, scientist, and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) is vast, but still underappreciated. Swedenborg's thought permeated nineteenth-century literature, art and social reform movements, and his work was a common influence amongst a disparate array of pioneering scholars, theologians and writers who sought to reveal the congruencies between the Eastern religions of Hinduism and Buddhism and the prevailing Christian ideology of the West. ... John Haller goes a long way in redressing the balance, highlighting Swedenborg's discreet and dignified presence in the lives and works of some dozen charismatic thinkers whose own impact has been significant and far-reaching (even if they themselves have sometimes drifted out of the public consciousness.) -- from book jacket
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Medical protestants : the eclectics in American medicine, 1825-1939
Battlefield medicine : a history of the military ambulance from the Napoleonic Wars through World War IA profile in alternative medicine : the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, 1845-1942The history of American homeopathy : from rational medicine to holistic health careShadow medicine : the placebo in conventional and alternative therapiesOutcasts from evolution : scientific attitudes of racial inferiority, 1859-1900The physician and sexuality in Victorian AmericaFictions of certitude : science, faith, and the search for meaning, 1840-1920Kindly medicine : physio-medicalism in America, 1836-1911
Alternative Names
Haller, John 1940-

Haller, John S.

Haller, John S., Jr.

Haller, John S., ml.

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