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

Paul Starr (Author)
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Description

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

Product Details

Price
$25.00
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
May 30, 2017
Pages
592
Dimensions
5.9 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780465093021

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About the Author

Paul Starr is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and holds the Stuart Chair in Communications and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. A multiple prize-winning author of several books and the cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect, Starr lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Reviews

"Superb sociology, superior history--and essential reading for anyone interested in the fate of American medicine."--Newsweek
"The most ambitious and important analysis of American medicine to appear in over a decade.... If you read only one book about American medicine, this is the one you should read."--Ronald Numbers, author of The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism
"The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."--New York Times Book Review