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The Social Transformation of American Medicine

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

By Paul Starr

  • Edition: REV
  • ISBN13: 9780465093021
  • Pub Date: 05/30/2017 | Price: $25.00 / $32.50 CAN
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • 592 Pages
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About the Book

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.