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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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

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How medicine fell from being a humanitarian profession to an entreprenurial enterprise. Read full review

Contents

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