The Social Transformation of American Medicine

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Basic Books, 1982 - Medical - 514 pages
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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

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Review: The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry

User 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 Industry

User 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

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Contents

THE ROOTS OF AUTHORITY
9
STEPS IN A TRANSFORMATION
17
CHAPTER
30
Copyright

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Paul Starr is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine and The Creation of the Media . Starr is the co-founder and editor of The American Prospect . He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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