The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise Of A Sovereign Profession And The Making Of A Vast Industry (Paperback)

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Winner of the 1983 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.

"The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."—H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review

About the Author


Paul Starr is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and its Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Social Transformation of American Medicine and The Creation of the Media. Starr is the co-founder and editor of The American Prospect. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780465079353
ISBN-10: 0465079350
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: June 5th, 1984
Pages: 528
Language: English