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The power to heal : civil rights, Medicare, and the struggle to transform America's health care system

Author: David Barton Smith
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In less than four months, beginning with a staff of five, an obscure office buried deep within the federal bureaucracy transformed the nation's hospitals from our most racially and economically segregated institutions into our most integrated. These powerful private institutions, which had for a half century selectively served people on the basis of race and wealth, began equally caring for all on the basis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, David Barton.
Power to heal.
Nashville, Tennessee : Vanderbilt University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015043941
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Barton Smith
ISBN: 9780826521064 0826521061 9780826521071 082652107X 0826521088 9780826521088
OCLC Number: 921867764
Description: xi, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Formative years --
Backbone --
Better part of valor --
"Children's Crusade" --
Casualties --
Seen the glory.
Responsibility: David Barton Smith.

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