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Author McClelland, Charles E
Title Queen of the professions : the rise and decline of medical prestige and power in America / Charles E. McClelland
Imprint Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  R152 M126 2014    AVAILABLE    30530001207232
Descript xv, 198 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "Only in the latter part of the nineteenth century did medicine achieve the full eight characteristics of a modern profession. And yet, so quickly, it has seen one--autonomy--erode significantly and is beginning to experience the crumbling of another: monopoly of the market of services. Can social prestige and economic rewards be far behind?"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index
From healing art to scientific profession : medicine 500 BCE to 1850 CE -- Swearing by Apollo -- The Levant : saving grace of the Middle Ages -- Physicians, barbers and "old wives" -- Hospitals or hospices? -- Gifts from the sister sciences -- The making of a doctor : the evolution of medical education -- Acolytes and apprentices -- Starting with Salerno : Europe's first medical schools -- From sacrilege to science : dissection and observation -- Three paths leading to modern medical education -- Money talks : Abraham Flexner's reforms -- High tech, low touch? -- Medical ethics -- A sacred trust : roots of medical ethics -- First, do no harm : the introduction of humanistic values -- The physician as gentle-man -- Balancing individual and public benefit : experimental abuses -- Gods no more : the rise of patients' rights -- Collisions of cultures -- The future of medicine as a profession : from Hippocrates to Dr. House -- Cures, at last! -- The conundrum of insurance : raising income, threatening autonomy -- Expanding access to the physician's role -- What it all means
Subject Medicine -- United States -- History
Physicians -- United States -- History
Medical ethics -- United States -- History
Medical economics -- United States -- History
Prestige -- History
Power (Social sciences) -- History
Autonomy -- History
Monopolies -- History
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