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From ‘Remedy Highly Esteemed’ to ‘Barbarous Practice’: The Rise and Fall of Acupuncture in Nineteenth-Century America
considerable popularity in the United States as far back as the early part of the nineteenth century, with American physicians conducting similar experiments on patients in an effort to determine acupuncture’s underlying mechanism of action. In the second half...
Making the Frontier’s Anatomical Engineers: Osteopathy, A. T. Still (1828–1917), his Acolytes and Patients
This project seeks to understand osteopathy as patients, students, and doctors did during the late nineteenth century. A. T. Still’s osteopathic medical theories proclaimed manual therapeutics to treat disease. Still’s ...
Politics and Pandemic in 1918 Kansas City
(University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010)
was so inadequate, quasi-governmental institutions tried to step into the vacuum. The Chamber of Commerce, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and the American Red Cross were much more influential and active in Kansas City than in most cities during...
From Galton to Globalization: The Transatlantic Journey of Eugenics
How did eugenics go from an idea in Britain to a movement in America? That was the question this dissertation originally set out to answer. Also, of interest was how the theory of eugenics went from the fringes to becoming ...
Living in Fear: An Analysis of Writings by Elizabeth Tudor, 1544-1565
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the writings of Elizabeth Tudor and determine whether she was aware of the instability of her position in her formative years. I analyze how Elizabeth used language to both ...
Three Paths To Religious Integration In Ernest Hemingway’s War Fiction
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2018)
My dissertation studies religiosity in Ernest Hemingway’s war fiction in terms of how his soldier characters connect to the divine. The means to understanding this connection is in refining how the characters express ...