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.
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THE ROOTS OF AUTHORITY
STEPS IN A TRANSFORMATION
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