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

A Once Charitable Enterprise

Hospitals and Health Care in Brooklyn and New York 1885-1915

Hardcover Published: 11th April 1982
ISBN: 9780521242172
Number Of Pages: 246

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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.

Preface
Introduction
Health care and community change
Embattled benefactors: the crisis in hospital financing
Social class and hospital care
Conflict in the new hospital
Taking control: political reform and hospital governance
Consolidating control over the small dispensary: the doctors, the city and the state
The battle for Morningside Heights: power and politics in the boardroom of New York Hospital
Looking backward
Notes on sources
Notes
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521242172
ISBN-10: 0521242177
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 11th April 1982
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.53

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