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Title History and health policy in the United States : putting the past back in / edited by Rosemary A. Stevens, Charles E. Rosenberg, and Lawton R. Burns.
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Series Critical issues in health and medicine
Critical issues in health and medicine.
Subject Medical policy -- United States -- History.
Health Policy -- United States -- History.
History, Modern 1601- -- United States.
Alt Name Stevens, Rosemary, 1935-
Rosenberg, Charles E.
Burns, Lawton R.
Add Title History & health policy in the United States
Description 1 online resource (ix, 364 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Anticipated consequences : historians, history, and health policy / Charles E. Rosenberg -- The more things stay the same the more they change : the odd interplay between government and ideology in the recent political history of the U.S. health-care system / Lawrence D. Brown -- Medical specialization as American health policy : interweaving public and private roles / Rosemary A. Stevens -- Patients or health-care consumers? Why the history of contested terms matters / Nancy Tomes -- The democratization of privacy : public-health surveillance and changing conceptions of privacy in twentieth-century America / Amy L. Fairchild -- Building a toxic environment : historical controversies over the past and future of public health / Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner -- Situating health risks : an opportunity for disease-prevention policy / Robert A. Aronowitz -- The jewel in the federal crown? History, politics, and the National Institutes of Health / Robert Cook-Deegan and Michael McGeary -- A marriage of convenience : the persistent and changing relationship between long-term care and Medicaid / Colleen M. Grogan -- Rhetoric, realities, and the plight of the mentally ill in America / David Mechanic and Gerald N. Grob -- Emergency rooms : the reluctant safety net / Beatrix Hoffman -- Policy implications of hospital system failures : the Allegheny bankruptcy / Lawton R. Burns and Alexandra P. Burns -- The rise and decline of the HMO : a chapter in U.S. health-policy history / Bradford H. Gray.
Note Print version record.
Summary In our rapidly advancing scientific and technological world, many take great pride and comfort in believing that we are on the threshold of new ways of thinking, living, and understanding ourselves. But despite dramatic discoveries that appear in every way to herald the future, legacies still carry great weight. Even in swiftly developing fields such as health and medicine, most systems and policies embody a sequence of earlier ideas and preexisting patterns. In History and Health Policy in the United States, seventeen leading scholars of history, the history of medicine, bioethics.
ISBN 9780813539874 (electronic bk.)
0813539870 (electronic bk.)
0813538378 (hdbk. ; alk. paper)
0813538386 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 77566844
Additional Format Print version: History and health policy in the United States. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2006 0813538378 0813538386 (DLC) 2005023051 (OCoLC)61295814

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