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"Opening with an engaging description of the informal working of late 19th-century medical practice, Rosner captures health care at a moment of crucial transitions."--Technology and Culture
Preface; Introduction; 1. Health care and community change; 2. Embattled benefactors: the crisis in hospital financing; 3. Social class and hospital care; 4. Conflict in the new hospital; 5. Taking control: political reform and hospital governance; 6. Consolidating control over the small dispensary: the doctors, the city and the state; 7. The battle for Morningside Heights: power and politics in the boardroom of New York Hospital; 8. Looking backward; Notes on sources; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.