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The care of strangers : the rise of America's hospital system /

Main Author: Rosenberg, Charles E.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Basic Books, c1987.
Table of Contents:
  • Pt. 1. A traditional institution, 1800-1850. To heal the sick : the antebellum hospital and society
  • Vocation and stewardship : inconsistent visions
  • The medical mind : tradition and change in antebellum American
  • Pt. 2. A new healing order, 1850-1920. Expanding a traditional institution : social sources of hospital growth, 1850-1875
  • Ventilation, contagion, and germs
  • The promise of healing : science in the hospital
  • A marriage of convenience : hospitals and medical careers
  • The ward as classroom
  • Healing hands : nursing in the hospital
  • The private patient revolution
  • A careful oversight : reshaping authority
  • Life on the ward
  • The new-model hospital and its critics
  • The past and the present.