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"In most, if not all countries, whether they have national health insurance or not, the organization of the health system lies as a direct outgrowth of the history and culture of the medical profession. The United States is no exception." This quotation from Dr. Stevens's massive book succinctly states her aim: to trace the historical development of organized medicine in the United States from the Colonial period up to the present; from where she speculatively proceeds into the future, to the year 1980, in a discussion of the probable development of forms of organization and financing.
Her book is divided
American Medicine and the Public Interest.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:340. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-340_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(2):340.
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