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dc.contributor.authorHebert, Keith Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:19Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:19Z
dc.date.issued2001-04-24en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04262001-213109en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31930
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses upon the practice and realities of 19th century rural medical practitioners located throughout segments of southwestern Virginia. The study particularly examines the career of Montgomery County physician Robert T. Ellett, M.D. Despite opening a practice located far from his family home, Ellettâ s medical career gradually thrived despite operating within an arduous social and geographic environment. Initially Ellettâ s entrance into Montgomery County society depended solely upon his elite stature and adherence to their established â common interests.â However, as time passed his identity became increasingly multidimensional. Ellett carefully crafted fruitful doctor/patient relationships by cautiously negotiating the domestic sphere. Patients and family members alike thought of Ellett as a healer and a â man of medicine.â Meanwhile, Ellett sustained the financial growth needed to support his large family by holding numerous local patronage positions. Ironically, while Ellettâ s domestic relationships constructed his professional identity, that role was preserved by constantly manipulating positions gained through that trust. Therefore, country physicians depended upon much more than personal character in building their practices. Instead, successful practitioners in similar social environments achieved stability by balancing a multidimensional identity that ultimately subscribed to both local and personal interests.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.hasparte_Vita.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartd_EpilogueandBibliography.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartc_MainBody.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartb_TableofContents.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspart1a_TitlePageandAbstract.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectVirginiaen_US
dc.subjectMontgomery Countyen_US
dc.subjectmedicineen_US
dc.subjectphysicianen_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.titleA Case Study in Nineteenth Century Medicine: Robert Ellett's Medical Practice, 1850-1904en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairShifflett, Crandall A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFine, Elizabeth C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJones, Kathleen W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04262001-213109/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-04-26en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-05-02
dc.date.adate2001-05-02en_US


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