A Once Charitable Enterprise
Hospitals and Health Care in Brooklyn and New York 1885-1915
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Once Charitable Enterprise by David Rosner
Book DescriptionThis 1982 book examines the changes in hospital care in New York that occurred around the turn of the twentieth century. It represents a fundamental departure from traditional medical history, which has usually emphasised 'progress' through science and technology. Professor Rosner identifies the economic, political and demographic pressures that brought about a reshaping of the health care system, and analyses the dramatic reorganisation of hospitals that took place. He also discusses major scientific advances such as the discovery of anaesthetic properties of ether, nitrous oxide and chloroform, and the consequent increase in surgical solutions to medical problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521528627
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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