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The Department of Medical Humanities
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine
PO Box 19603
913 N. Rutledge
Springfield IL

TEL: 217.545.4261
FAX: 217.545.7903

for further information.

July 30, 2007


Publications currently in stock include:

Forging a Medical Practice, 1884-1938: An Illinois Case Study: Wilber Price Armstrong by John S. Haller, Jr. and Barbara Mason. In this generously illustrated volume the authors draw a vivid portrait of Wilber Price Armstrong, Sr. (1860-1940) and son Wilber Price Armstrong, Jr. (1898-1992) whose medical practice touched the lives of hundreds of patients and spanned several decades throughout the Midwest and especially in Springfield, Illinois.  The story is drawn from the Armstrong family papers and photographs and captures the imagination and resourcefulness that father and son brought to bear in creating a clinical practice and a fulfilling life.  (softbound, $12.95, plus $3 S&H domestic, $5 overseas)

Practice & Progress: Medical Care in Central Illinois at the Turn of the Century by J. Edward Day, Susan M. Harmon, M.D., and Thomas D. Masters, M.D.  A day-by-day account of the influenza epidemic of 1918, the career of an early woman physician in Springfield, and the life of a Palmyra-born surgeon who practiced in Winchester, Jacksonville, and Springfield, Illinois. (softbound, $12.95, plus $3 S&H domestic, $5 overseas)

The Emmet F. Pearson Collection of Disinfected Mail by Glen W. Davidson et al.  An award-winning illustrated catalog to the 206 manuscripts, 1655-1918, that document international public health attempts to disinfect mail during epidemics. (softbound, $15.00, plus $3 S&H domestic, $5 overseas)

My Sixty Years in Medicine by Emmet F. Pearson with Barbara Mason.  As a physician and historian, Pearson recounts his service in the Philippines, restoration of an 1800s stagecoach stop, founding of a medical museum and worldwide travels. (softbound, $10.00, plus $3 S&H domestic, $5 overseas)

To request any of these publications please call or write:

The Department of Medical Humanities
Publications Manager
PO Box 19603
Springfield, IL  62794-9603


or send email to: Lynne Cleverdon