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For patients of moderate means : a social history of the voluntary public general hospital in Canada, 1890-1950

Author: David Paul Gagan; Rosemary R Gagan
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.
Series: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 13.
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"Between 1890 and 1910 scientific and technological innovation transformed the custodial Victorian charity hospital for the sick poor into the primary source of effective acute medical care for all members of society. For the next half century hospitals coped with relentlessly escalating demands for accessibility by both medical indigents and a new clientele of patients able and willing to pay for hospitalization.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Paul Gagan; Rosemary R Gagan
ISBN: 0773524363 9780773524361
OCLC Number: 49649921
Description: xi, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 13.
Responsibility: David Gagan and Rosemary Gagan.
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A critical account of the transformation of the hospital from a Victorian charity to the modern primary health care centre.  Read more...

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