Charles E. Rosenberg

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Charles E. Rosenberg is Professor of History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

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October/november 1984

American medicine in a crucial era was at once surprisingly similar and shockingly different from what we know today. You could get aspirin at the drugstore, and anesthesia during surgery. But you could also buy opium over the counter, and the surgery would be more likely to be performed in your kitchen than in a hospital.