Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: American medicine has traveled a twisted path from its beginnings in a rural society to achieve unprecedented technological and commercial success. In Glass Half Full, Curtis E. Margo examines pivotal events in this journey, from the use of inoculation in the Boston smallpox epidemic of 1721 to the promotion of bone marrow transplant for the treatment of advanced breast cancer in the 1990s. Since the nineteenth century, when medical sects seriously threatened the authority of orthodox medicine, allopathic physicians gained strategic advantage over their competition by accepting educational reform and by embracing science and technology. Glass Half Full traces the ebb and flow of American medicine through the horrific death of George Washington to the formation of the American Medical Association. This single-volume history presents a balanced account of medicine's triumphs and failures. It recounts the diversity of American medicine from the building of the Mayo Clinic to the ignominy of the Tuskegee Study with measured perspective and commentary. On another level, Glass Half Full is a story of how the tenets of humanitarianism and commercialism continue to compete for primacy within an increasingly polarized profession.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Clio Mentor, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Like New. Ships Out Tomorrow!. Codice libro della libreria 130626017
Descrizione libro Clio Mentor, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Like New. Ships Out Tomorrow!. Codice libro della libreria 130626025
Descrizione libro Clio Mentor. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. This book is almost new and shows only very slight signs of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0692002871I2N00
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Codice libro della libreria 97806920028722.0