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The social transformation of American medicine

Author: Paul Starr
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Starr, Paul, 1949-
Social transformation of American medicine.
New York : Basic Books, ©1982
(OCoLC)644954429
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Starr
ISBN: 0465079342 9780465079346 0465079350 9780465079353
OCLC Number: 8763159
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1984.
Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1984.
Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 1982.
Description: xiv, 514 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Paul Starr.
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