The Social Transformation of American Medicine (Paperback)

The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry

By Paul Starr

Basic Books, 9780465093021, 592pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

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Description

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize in American History, this is a landmark history of how the entire American health care system of doctors, hospitals, health plans, and government programs has evolved over the last two centuries.

"The definitive social history of the medical profession in America . . . A monumental achievement." -- H. Jack Geiger, M.D., New York Times Book Review


About the Author

Paul Starr is a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and holds the Stuart Chair in Communications and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. A multiple prize-winning author of several books and the cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect, Starr lives in Princeton, New Jersey.


Praise For The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry

"The definitive social history of the medical profession in America....A monumental achievement."—New York Times Book Review

"Superb sociology, superior history--and essential reading for anyone interested in the fate of American medicine."—Newsweek

"The most ambitious and important analysis of American medicine to appear in over a decade.... If you read only one book about American medicine, this is the one you should read."—Ronald Numbers, author of The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism