The Resource Health divided : public health and individual medicine in the making of the modern American state, Daniel Sledge

Health divided : public health and individual medicine in the making of the modern American state, Daniel Sledge

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Health divided : public health and individual medicine in the making of the modern American state
Title
Health divided
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public health and individual medicine in the making of the modern American state
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Daniel Sledge
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Language
eng
Summary
"The United States' health care system stands out for its strict division of policies dealing with public health and individual medicine. Seeking to explain how this division came to be, what alternative paths might have been taken, and how this shapes the contemporary landscape, Daniel Sledge offers nothing less than a reinterpretation of the making of modern American health policy in Health Divided. Where previous scholars have focused on failed attempts to adopt national health insurance, Sledge demonstrates that the development of health policy cannot be properly understood without considering the connections between public health policy and policies dealing with individual medicine. His work shows how the distinct politics of the formative years of health policy -- and the presence of debilitating diseases in the American South -- led to outcomes that have fundamentally shaped modern policies and disputes. Until the end of the nineteenth century, health care in the United States was seen as a local issue, with the sole exception being the government's role in providing care to seamen and immigrants. Then, as Health Divided reveals, the health problems that plagued the American South in the early twentieth century, from malaria to hookworm and pellagra, along with the political power of the southern Democrats during the New Deal, fueled the emergence of national intervention in public health work. At the same time, divisions among policymakers, as well as the resistance of the American Medical Association, led to federal inaction in the realm of individual medical services--setting the stage for the growth of employer-sponsored health insurance. The vision of those who built the institutions that became the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was, we see here, far more expansive and innovative than has previously been realized--and it came surprisingly close to succeeding. Exploring the history behind its failure, and tracing the inextricable links between public health and national health policy, this book provides a valuable new perspective on the origins of America's disjointed health care system."--
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Sledge, Daniel
Dewey number
362.10973
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
RA 395 .A3 S567 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 70 AA1
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  • Medical care
  • Medical policy
  • Medical care
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Medical care
  • Medical policy
  • United States
  • History of Medicine
  • United States
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Health divided : public health and individual medicine in the making of the modern American state, Daniel Sledge
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780700624300
Lccn
2017007057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963736352
  • (OCoLC)ocn963736352
Label
Health divided : public health and individual medicine in the making of the modern American state, Daniel Sledge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780700624300
Lccn
2017007057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963736352
  • (OCoLC)ocn963736352

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