The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995 - Medical - 437 pages
A history of the American hospital system, from the time of Jefferson's administration when they were largely charitable institutions working for the poor, through to the 20th century when hospitals became centres of learning and the primary care site for most citizens.

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As hospitals are now an intrinsic part of health-care delivery, the information in Rosenberg's well-researched , carefully documented book may astonish readers. It traces the modern hospital from its ... Read full review

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Charles E. Rosenberg is the Ernest E. Monrad Professor in the Social Sciences and a professor of the history of science at Harvard University. He is the author of The Cholera Years: The United States in 1832, 1849, and 1866; The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System; and No Other Gods: On Science and American Social Thought.

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