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6 edition of Sickness and Health in America found in the catalog.

Sickness and Health in America

Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health

  • 70 Want to read
  • 22 Currently reading

Published by University of Wisconsin Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular medicine,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • History,
  • Science / History,
  • Health Care Issues,
  • Medical care,
  • Medicine,
  • Public Health,
  • United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJudith W. Leavitt (Editor), Ronald L. Numbers (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages600
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9354762M
    ISBN 10029915324X
    ISBN 109780299153243

      A few years back, the future of American health policy appeared to hinge on how similar medical care was to broccoli. It was March , and the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) was before. Health Problems That Result from Being Homeless. Homelessness increases the risk of developing health problems such as diseases of the extremities and skin disorders; it increases the possibility of trauma, especially as a result of physical assault or rape (Kelly, ). 2 It can also turn a relatively minor health problem into a serious illness, as can be seen by the case .

    Book Summary. A New York Times bestseller "The definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene At a moment of drastic political upheaval, a shocking investigation into the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, as well as . A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of /NPR Best Books of /Wall Street Journal Best Books of "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness .

    A comprehensive history of sickness, health, and medicine in America from Colonial times to the present. In Health Care in America, historian John C. Burnham describes changes over four centuries of medicine and public health in ing with seventeenth-century concerns over personal and neighborhood illnesses, Burnham concludes with the arrival of a new epoch . Dr Makary, one of the nation's leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a health-care system that no longer has This comprehensive book on the American health system should be a must read for every person.


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Sickness and Sickness and Health in America book in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health. An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition/5.

Entirely new sections on Sickness and Health, Early American Medicine, Therapeutics, the Art of Medicine, and Public Health and Personal Hygiene have been added, supplementing updated sections on the Science of Medicine, Education, the Allied Health Professions, Image and Income, Institutions, Race and Medicine, Epidemics, Public Health Reform, and Public Health /5(5).

The book includes an 8-page historical overview of health and sickness in America, 14 sections with brief introductions, and 36 readings prepared by 35 highly reputable authors. Assessment: In this time of rapid and significant change in American healthcare, it is important to place our period in historical perspective.

This book provides such a perspective Brand: University of Wisconsin Press. A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of /NPR Best Books of /Wall Street Journal Best Books of "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness Cited by: Sickness and Health in America: Readings in the History of Medicine and Public Health Judith Walzer Leavitt, Ronald L.

Numbers Univ of Wisconsin Press, - Health & Fitness - 2/5(1). "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its 5/5(2).

Entirely new sections on Sickness and Health, Early American Medicine, Therapeutics, the Art of Medicine, and Public Health and Personal Hygiene have been added, supplementing updated sections on the Science of Medicine, Education, the Allied Health Professions, Image and Income, Institutions, Race and Medicine, Epidemics, Public Health Reform, and Public Health.

Passionate, powerful, illuminating, and often devastating, Sick chronicles the decline of America's health care system, and lays bare the consequences any one of us could suffer if we don't replace by: A comprehensive history of sickness, health, and medicine in America from Colonial times to the present.

About the Author John C. Burnham is a research professor of history at the Ohio State University, where he is also an associated scholar in the Medical Heritage by: 8.

An American Sickness is the most eye-opening book I've read so far this year. It takes the reader through how insurance, hospitals, doctors, big pharma, and medical device manufactures, among others, all prey on the system and the patients to wring every possible cent of profit from American healthcare/5.

In Sickness and In Health is uniquely relevant to demographers and demography students, public health professionals, and epidemiologists. Its presentation of concepts and applications makes the book a valuable classroom text and a useful guide for those addressing challenges facing U.S. healthcare.

About An American Sickness. A New York Times bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of /NPR Best Books of /Wall Street Journal Best Books of “This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All.

Sickness and health in America. Readings in the history of medicine and public health. Reviewed by I. Librach. Author information Author: I.

Librach. In An American Sickness, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal provides many intriguing details about the U.S. healthcare system. Here are a few: Here are a few: The first employer-sponsored health insurance plan was developed in Dallas, Texas in as a sort of pre-paid hospitalization account offered to teachers in the area.

Spiritual sickness comes before physical sickness. For the past several years, there has been much talk of how the USA is now the sickliest of all industrialized countries–by far.

With all of America’s wealth, spending on healthcare and obsessions with all things natural, organic and healthy, it is largely a land of the dying.

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Smith. pages | 6 x 9 | 10 illus. Paper | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors A volume in the series Studies in Health, Illness, and Caregiving.

Winner of the The Frances. An American Sickness NPR coverage of An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back by Elisabeth. A blast across the bow of the entire health care industry, which “attends more or less single-mindedly to its own profits.” Rosenthal, a senior writer for the New York Times who has a Harvard Medical School degree and served as a physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, asserts that the American medical system is sick, having lost its focus on health.

20 Must-Read Books About Disease, Being Sick, and the History of Medicine Kathleen Keenan Sep 9, I’ve always been fascinated by diseases and the history of medicine, maybe because I read a lot of classic children’s literature where characters were always catching scarlet fever (or worse).Author: Kathleen Keenan.

Civil ceremonies often allow couples to choose their own marriage vows, although many civil marriage vows are adapted from the traditional vows, taken from the Book of Common Prayer, "To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.".New York Times Bestseller/Washington Post Notable Book of /NPR Best Books of /Wall Street Journal Best Books of "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene Now available in paperback."This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America." — Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems.