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Health care in America : a history / John C. Burnham.

Author/Creator:
Burnham, John C. (John Chynoweth), 1929- author.
Publication:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 596 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Public health -- United States -- History.
Medical care -- United States -- History.
Medical subjects:
Delivery of Health Care -- United States -- History.
History, Modern 1601 -- -United States.
Contents:
Health and disease in a land new to Europeans
Traditional treatment and traditional healers
The beginnings of change in traditional health care
Setting the stage for modern medicine and health : the 1850s to the 1880s
The 1880s to the 1910s: the age of surgery and germ theory
Physiological medicine, 1910s-1930s
Physicians, public health, and progressivism
The era of antibiotics, 1930s-1950s
The age of technological medicine, 1940s-1960s
Doctors, patients, medical institutions, and society in the age of technological medicine
Medicine in the environmental era, 1960s-1980s
Environmental-era health care in a hostile social climate
The era of genetic medicine: the late 1980s and after
Conclusion : the recent past as a new epoch.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781421416076
1421416077
9781421416083
1421416085
9781421416090
1421416093
OCLC:
879642536
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