Pulitzer Winner Tracks Changes In Medicine

Jun 28, 2017

While Congress is still debating the near future of the American health insurance system, how about a refresher course in the healthcare system itself? 

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Sociologist Paul Starr won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1983 book The Social Transformation of American Medicine.  It tracks huge changes over the country's life... like the huge rise in money for practitioners, the rise in corporate control, and the constant blocking of a truly national health insurance. 

And it's newly updated, with a fresh preface and epilogue tracking changes since publication. 

Paul Starr visits with many details to share.  

 

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