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The care of strangers : the rise of America's hospital system / Charles E. Rosenberg.

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Author/Creator:
Rosenberg, Charles E. author.
Publication:
New York : Basic Books, 1987. , ©1987.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 437 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Hospitals -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Hospitals -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Summary:
This history traces every facet of the hospital's social and professional transformations. Many of today's obsessions with technology, rigid bureaucracy, and uncontrolled cost can be found in hospitals more than half a century ago.
Contents:
pt. 1. A traditional institution, 1800-1850. To heal the sick : the antebellum hospital and society
Vocation and stewardship : inconsistent visions
The medical mind : tradition and change in antebellum American
pt. 2. A new healing order, 1850-1920. Expanding a traditional institution : social sources of hospital growth, 1850-1875
Ventilation, contagion, and germs
The promise of healing : science in the hospital
A marriage of convenience : hospitals and medical careers
The ward as classroom
Healing hands : nursing in the hospital
The private patient revolution
A careful oversight : reshaping authority
Life on the ward
The new-model hospital and its critics
The past and the present.
Notes:
"Copyright ©1987 by Basic Books, Inc."--verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-424) and index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Copy gifted by Dr. Mark B. Adams in 2018.
Kislak Center Copy retains dust jacket.
Penn Provenance:
Adams, Mark B. (former owner) (Adams copy)
Penn Chronology:
1987
Contributor:
Basic Books (Firm), publisher.
Mark B. Adams Emergence of Modern Science Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0465008771 :
OCLC:
16717005
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