Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr
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Social Transformation of American Medicine
By Paul Starr

The Social Transformation of American Medicine

The Rise of A Sovereign Profession and the Making of A Vast Industry

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Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr

Book Awards

  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1984.

Book Description

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465079353
ISBN-10: 0465079350
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-May-1984
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Paul Starr

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.

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