Social Transformation of American Medicine: the Rise of a Soverign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry

by Paul Starr

Paperback, 1982


Basic Books (1982), Edition: 2nd Printing, 514 pages


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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514 p.; 9.1 inches


0465079350 / 9780465079353

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