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A Once Charitable Enterprise: Hospitals and Health Care in Brooklyn and New York 1885-1915

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This book examines the changes in hospital care in New York that occurred around the turn of the twentieth century. It represents a fundamental departure from traditional medical history, which has usually emphasised 'progress' through science and technology. Professor Rosner identifies the economic, political and demographic pressures that brought about a reshaping of the health care system, and analyses the dramatic reorganisation of hospitals that took place. He also discusses major scientific advances such as the discovery of anaesthetic properties of ether, nitrous oxide and chloroform, and the consequent increase in surgical solutions to medical problems.

Synopsis:

A social history of the health care system in New York City from the 1890s through the Progressive Era. Analyzes the dramatic reorganization of the hospital system from a series of idiosyncratic social welfare facilities into rationalized and bureaucratized medical institutions. Examines the political and financial struggles which accompanied the growth of the modern hospital system.

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An account of dramatic changes in hospital care in turn-of-the-century New York.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Health care and community change; 2. Embattled benefactors: the crisis in hospital financing; 3. Social class and hospital care; 4. Conflict in the new hospital; 5. Taking control: political reform and hospital governance; 6. Consolidating control over the small dispensary: the doctors, the city and the state; 7. The battle for Morningside Heights: power and politics in the boardroom of New York Hospital; 8. Looking backward; Notes on sources; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521528627
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Author:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Author:
Rosner, David
Author:
Fogel, Robert
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Hospital and community -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Subject:
Hospital care -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Subject:
Voluntary hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Subject:
Hospital care--New York (State)--New York--Hi
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.04x6.20x.66 in. .84 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A social history of the health care system in New York City from the 1890s through the Progressive Era. Analyzes the dramatic reorganization of the hospital system from a series of idiosyncratic social welfare facilities into rationalized and bureaucratized medical institutions. Examines the political and financial struggles which accompanied the growth of the modern hospital system.
"Synopsis" by , An account of dramatic changes in hospital care in turn-of-the-century New York.
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