The Social Transformation of American Medicine

The Rise Of A Sovereign Profession And The Making Of A Vast Industry
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Audio (24.08 hours)
Product Number: Z100138570
Released: Jul 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541490253
Narrator/s: Sean Runnette
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Considered the definitive history of the American healthcare system, The Social Transformation of American Medicine examines how the roles of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs have evolved over the last two and a half centuries. How did the financially insecure medical profession of the nineteenth century become a most prosperous one in the twentieth century? Why was national health insurance blocked? And why are corporate institutions taking over our medical care system today? Beginning in 1760 and coming up to the present day, renowned sociologist Paul Starr traces the decline of professional sovereignty in medicine, the political struggles over healthcare, and the rise of a corporate system. Updated with a new preface and an epilogue analyzing developments since the early 1980s, this new edition of The Social Transformation of American Medicine is a must-listen for anyone concerned about the future of our fraught healthcare system.

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Author(s): Paul Starr
Genre: History, Science
Original Publish Date: Jul 18, 2018

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Author(s): Paul Starr
Narrator(s): Sean Runnette
Genre: History, Science
Product Number DD38676
Released: Jul 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541410251
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Author(s): Paul Starr
Genre: Science, History
Product Number EB00702432
Released: May 30, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541698581

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