The Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr audiobook

The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry

By Paul Starr
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Tantor Audio 9780465093021
24.09 Hours Unabridged
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Considered the definitive history of the American healthcare system, The Social Transformation of American Medicine examines how the roles of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs have evolved over the last two and a half centuries. How did the financially insecure medical profession of the nineteenth century become a most prosperous one in the twentieth century? Why was national health insurance blocked? And why are corporate institutions taking over our medical care system today? Beginning in 1760 and coming up to the present day, renowned sociologist Paul Starr traces the decline of professional sovereignty in medicine, the political struggles over healthcare, and the rise of a corporate system. Updated with a new preface and an epilogue analyzing developments since the early 1980s, this new edition of The Social Transformation of American Medicine is a must-listen for anyone concerned about the future of our fraught healthcare system.

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Considered the definitive history of the American healthcare system, The Social Transformation of American Medicine examines how the roles of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs have evolved over the last two and a half centuries. How did the financially insecure medical profession of the nineteenth century become a most prosperous one in the twentieth century? Why was national health insurance blocked? And why are corporate institutions taking over our medical care system today? Beginning in 1760 and coming up to the present day, renowned sociologist Paul Starr traces the decline of professional sovereignty in medicine, the political struggles over healthcare, and the rise of a corporate system.

Updated with a new preface and an epilogue analyzing developments since the early 1980s, this new edition of The Social Transformation of American Medicine is a must-listen for anyone concerned about the future of our fraught healthcare system.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most ambitious and important analysis of American medicine to appear in over a decade.” Ronald Numbers, author of The Creationists
“The definitive social history of the medical profession in America….A monumental achievement.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Paul Starr

Author Bio: Paul Starr

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 24.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English