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
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Review: The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast IndustryUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
I'm still plugging through this tome. Reading this book as part of my research for the biography I'm writing. Starr's research is extensive and exacting and his style of writing is highly readable. Still, I only read 5 pages a day so it's going to take me a while to finish. Read full review
Review: The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast IndustryUser Review - Paul Tibbits - Goodreads
Seminal work describing in detail the progressive political enfranchisement of the medical profession (and now the industry surrounding it). Necessary for anyone who wants to understand the current ... Read full review