The Social Transformation of American Medicine

Author: Paul Starr
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786725451
Format: PDF
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Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries. "The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."—H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

Author: Paul Starr
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465079353
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Examines the rise of the doctor's control over the health-care system and discusses the threat of new health-care conglomerates to the practitioners' dominance of the system

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

Author: Paul Starr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786725451
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Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries. "The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."—H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review

Remedy and Reaction

Author: Paul Starr
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300206666
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United States became so stubbornly different in health care, presented by an expert with unsurpassed knowledge of the issues. Tracing health-care reform from its beginnings to its current uncertain prospects, Paul Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change. He reveals the inside story of the rise and fall of the Clinton health plan in the early 1990sùand of the Gingrich counterrevolution that followed. And he explains the curious tale of how Mitt RomneyÆs reforms in Massachusetts became a model for Democrats and then follows both the passage of those reforms under Obama and the explosive reaction they elicited from conservatives. Writing concisely and with an even hand, the author offers exactly what is needed as the debate continuesùa penetrating account of how health care became such treacherous terrain in American politics.

Reader s Guide to American History

Author: Peter J. Parish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964220
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history.

Poor People s Medicine

Author: Jonathan Engel
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822336952
Format: PDF, ePub
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DIVA national and state-by-state history of public health options for the American poor./div

Transforming American Medicine

Author: Timothy S. Jost
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780822366065
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rife with criticism, praise, and in-depth analysis of Paul Starr’s work, this lengthy special issue brings together scholars from many disciplines to offer a comprehensive assessment of the life, the times, the promise, the problems, and the paradox

Fixing Medical Prices

Author: Miriam Laugesen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674545168
Format: PDF
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Miriam Laugesen goes to the heart of U.S. medical pricing: to a largely unknown committee of organizations affiliated with the American Medical Association. Medicare’s ready acceptance of this committee’s advisory recommendations sets off a chain reaction across the American health care system, leading to high—and disproportionate—rate setting.

The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain 1870 1914

Author: Claire L Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317318765
Format: PDF, Kindle
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By the late nineteenth century advances in medical knowledge, technology and pharmaceuticals led to the development of a thriving commercial industry. Drawing on over 400 medical trade catalogues Jones presents a study of the changing nature of medical professionalism.

Sickness and Health in America

Author: Judith Walzer Leavitt
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299153243
Format: PDF, ePub
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An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition. Extensively revised and updated, it includes twenty-one new essays; graphs illustrating the rise in deaths caused by HIV, homicide, and suicide; and a greatly expanded Guide to Further Reading. Entirely new sections on Sickness and Health, Early American Medicine, Therapeutics, the Art of Medicine, and Public Health and Personal Hygiene have been added, supplementing updated sections on the Science of Medicine, Education, the Allied Health Professions, Image and Income, Institutions, Race and Medicine, Epidemics, Public Health Reform, and Public Health and Medical Theory. An introductory essay and a series of historical photographs complement the articles.