The social transformation of American medicine

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Basic Books, 1982 - Social Science - 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.

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

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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

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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

Contents

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

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PAUL STARR is Professor of Sociology at Princeton. His The Social Transformation of American Medicine won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. He is the co-editor of The American Prospect, lectures widely, and has consulted to the government on healthcare issues. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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