The Social Transformation of American Medicine
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
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - steadfastreader - LibraryThing
I had to read this for my Health Law class. It was *excellent*. Anyone interested on how we got from there to here in the medical mess that we call health insurance, it's a must read. My only ... Read full review
Review: The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast IndustryUser Review - Morgan - Goodreads
Published a quarter of a century ago but still gives a good historical basis of how American Healthcare is so different from the rest of the industrialized world Read full review