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Author Schafer, James A., Jr., 1974-
Title The business of private medical practice : doctors, specialization, and urban change in Philadelphia, 1900-1940 / James A. Schafer Jr.
Imprint New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2014]

Author Schafer, James A., Jr., 1974-
Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Subject Medicine -- Practice -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Medicine -- Specialties and specialists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Physicians (General practice) -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Urban health -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 20th century.
Private Practice -- history -- Philadelphia.
History, 20th Century -- Philadelphia.
Physicians -- history -- Philadelphia.
Urban Health Services -- history -- Philadelphia.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 250 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The primacy of private practice -- The doctor as business owner -- Downtown specialists and neighborhood GPs -- New career paths, new business methods -- From Center City to suburb.
Note Print version record.
Summary Health care is more expensive in the United States than in other wealthy nations, and access varies significantly across space and social classes. In this case study, James A. Schafer Jr. uses the city of Philadelphia in the early twentieth-century to show that these problems reflect the informal organization of health care in a free market system in which profit and demand, rather than social welfare and public health needs, direct the distribution and cost of crucial resources.
ISBN 0813561760 (electronic bk.)
9780813561769 (electronic bk.)
9780813561752 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813561752 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813561745 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0813561744 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 865493910
Additional Format Print version: 9780813561752 0813561752 (DLC) 2013005962

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