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A heavily illustrated, well-documented history that "trace[s] the story of medical care in Washington as it developed from a wilderness territory to a modern industrialized state" and "commemorate[s] and analyze[s] those developments that were unique to Washington, comparing them with the situation elsewhere in the nation." The opening chapter, "The Broad Sweep," by James W. Haviland, sketches the whole history. The chapters that follow consider in detail the growth of medical institutions, problems with particular diseases, the economics of hospitals and practices, medical organizations, the experience of physicians. Few state medical histories are as thorough but highly readable as this
Saddlebags to Scanners. The First 100 Years of Medicine in Washington State. Ann Intern Med. 1990;113:335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-113-4-335_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(4):335.
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