The Resource Magnetic Medical Institute correspondence

Magnetic Medical Institute correspondence

Label
Magnetic Medical Institute correspondence, 1900
Title
Magnetic Medical Institute correspondence
Inclusive dates
1900
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Magnetic medicine was a popular (and likely ineffective) medical treatment during the 19th century. It was particularly prominent in the Midwestern United States after the American Civil War. This phenomenon has been attributed to an unsettled frontier atmosphere, a lack of trained physicians, and a tradition of self-treatment. Alternative treatments (or what might be considered quackery) flourished in this region of the United States. The Magnetic Medical Institute was located in Grand Rapids, MI, and was likely founded and run by Dr. J. C. Batdorf, who described himself as a “scientific diagnoser and magnetic healer.”
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Batdorf, J. C
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Magnetic Medical Institute
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  • Nonprescription drugs
  • Magnetotherapy
  • Quacks and quackery
Label
Magnetic Medical Institute correspondence
Instantiates
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 folder
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Magnetic Medical Institute correspondence
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
nz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
xxx
Content type code
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 folder
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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