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The social transformation of American medicine / Paul Starr.

New York : Basic Books, [1982] .
ISBN 0465079342

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Subjects Artsen.
History of Medicine -- United States.
History, Modern 1601- -- United States.
Medical care -- United States -- History.
Medical care.
Medicina -- Historia -- EE. UU.
Medicina social -- EE. UU. -- Historia.
Médecine sociale -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Médecins -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Médicos -- EE. UU. -- Historia.
Physicians -- United States -- History.
Social medicine -- United States -- History.
Social medicine.
Soins médicaux -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
United States.
Description xiv, 514 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Bancroft Prize, 1984.
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1984.
Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 1982.
Summary Winner of the 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.
Contents A Sovereign Profession: The Rise of Medical Authority and the Shaping of the Medical System -- Introduction: The Social Origins of Professional Sovereignty -- The Roots of Authority -- Dependence and Legitimacy -- Cultural Authority and Occupational Control -- Steps in a Transformation -- The Growth of Medical Authority -- From Authority to Economic Power -- Strategic Position and the Defense of Autonomy -- Medicine in a Democratic Culture, 1760-1850 -- Domestic Medicine -- Professional Medicine -- From England to America -- Professional Education on an Open Market -- The Frustration of Professionalism -- The Medical Counterculture -- Popular Medicine -- The Thomsonians and the Frustration of Anti-Professionalism -- The Eclipse of Legitimate Complexity -- The Expansion of the Market -- The Emerging Market Before the Civil War -- The Changing Ecology of Medical Practice -- The Local Transportation Revolution -- Work, Time, and the Segregation of Disorder -- The Market and Professional Autonomy -- The Consolidation of Professional Authority, 1850-1930 -- Physicians and Social Structure in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America -- Class -- Status -- Powerlessness -- Medicine's Civil War and Reconstruction -- The Origins of Medical Sectarianism -- Conflict and Convergence -- Licensing and Organization -- Medical Education and the Restoration of Occupational Control -- Reform from Above -- Consolidating the System -- The Aftermath of Reform -- The Retreat of Private Judgment -- Authority over Medication -- Ambiguity and Competence.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8763159
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Starr, Paul, 1949-
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