Medicine Moves to the Mall

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$45.60
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $27.93
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 41%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $27.93   
  • New (6) from $27.93   
  • Used (3) from $37.07   

Overview

The shopping mall seems an unlikely place to go for health care services. Yet, the mall has become home to such services as well as a model for redesigning other health care facilities. In Medicine Moves to the Mall, David Charles Sloane and Beverlie Conant Sloane document the historical changes to our health care landscape by exploring the interactions between medicine and place. This unique combination of architectural history and the history of medicine provides a thought-provoking analysis of the geography of the practice of medicine.

The book presents three essays, each accompanied by a gallery of historical and recent photos. The authors discuss the rise of modern hospitals and how they were shaped into scientifically sterile and humanly stark "medical workshops." Starting in the 1970s, hospital facilities were altered in appearance to become more friendly and welcoming. The integration of a shopping mall's spaciousness and open design with technology and scientific innovation served in "humanizing the hospital." Most recently, the accessibility and convenience of shopping center and roadside clinics have invited Americans to go "shopping for health" in the increasingly commercialized medical system.

Medicine Moves to the Mall will appeal to scholars and professionals in fields ranging from health care to cultural geography and from urban studies to architectural history, as well as to readers interested in the shifting status of medicine in American society.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Choice

A fascinating history of the hospital.

Journal of American History
After reading Medicine Moves to the Mall, you will see your local hospital or strip mall doctor's office in an entirely new light.

— Nancy Tomes

Choice

A fascinating history of the hospital.

Journal of American History - Nancy Tomes

After reading Medicine Moves to the Mall, you will see your local hospital or strip mall doctor's office in an entirely new light.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801870644
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Center Books on Space, Place, and Time
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

David Charles Sloane is an associate professor of policy, planning, and development, and Beverlie Conant Sloane is a clinical associate professor of family medicine, at the University of Southern California.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contents:

Preface and AcknowledgementsPROLOGUE / The Evolving Architecture of HealthcareGALLERY ONE / Machine MedicineONE / The Medical WorkshopGALLERY TWO / Mall MedicineTWO / Humanizing the HospitalGALLERY THREE / Mini-Mall MedicineTHREE / Shopping for HealthcareEPILOGUE / Orchestrating Healthcare

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Johns Hopkins University Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)