Bulletin of the History of Medicine
The Bulletin publishes articles spanning the social, cultural, and scientific aspects of the history of medicine worldwide. Articles are based on historical research in primary sources that allow the author to make interpretations and to place the story in historical context.
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Exact and inclusive page numbers for all quotations
1. Michael Worboys, Spreading Germs: Disease Theories and Medical Practice in Britain, 1865–1900 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 81. [Book with page number for direct quotation]
2. Stephen Palmer, “Central American Encounters with Rockefeller Public Health, 1914–1921,” in Close Encounters of Empire: Writing the Cultural history of U.S.–Latin American Relations, ed. Catherine LeGrand, Gilbert Joseph, and Ricardo Salvatore (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999), 311–32, quotation on 320. [Chapter in edited book with inclusive page numbers and page number for direct quotation]
3. Alexandra Stern, “Making Better Babies: Public Health and Race Betterment in Indiana, 1920–1935,” Amer. J. Public Health 90 (2002): 742–52, quotation on 751. [Journal article with inclusive page nos. and page no. of direct quotation.]
4. Ibid., 750.
5. Palmer, “Central American Encounters” (n. 2), 312. [Short form for previously cited item]
6. James Smith, “Public Health Experiments,” in LeGrand, Joseph, and Salvatore, Close Encounters (n. 2), 100–134. [Chapter in previously cited book]
7. Lauren Nauta, “Medical Development in New Jersey” (Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 2006). [Dissertation]
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Bulletin of the History of Medicine is the official journal of the American Association for the History of Medicine.Volume: 91 (2017)
Print ISSN: 0007-5140
Online ISSN: 1086-3176