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Making medicine a business : x-ray technology, global competition, and the transformation of the Japanese medical system, 1895-1945

Author: Pierre-Yves Donzé
Publisher: Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book goes back to the origins of the transformation of health and medicine into a business, during the first part of the twentieth century, focusing on the example of Japan. In the past hundred years, medicine has gone from being a charitable activity to a large economic sector, amounting to 12-15% of the GDP in many developed countries, and one of the fastest-growing businesses around the world. Despite the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Yves Donzé
ISBN: 9789811081583 9811081581
OCLC Number: 1017592327
Description: xiv, 199 pages : illustrations, charts ; 22 cm
Contents: The emergence of an industry --
The birth of a new medical discipline --
Cooperation between firms and doctors --
The diffusion of radiology and its effects on hospital management --
Regulating the healthcare system.
Responsibility: Pierre-Yves Donzé.

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