Healthcare Bibliography — General

History of Hospitals

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Dorothea Dix: Memorial Soliciting a State Hospital for the Insane, Submitted to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, February 3, 1845. Printed by order of the Legislature of Penn's, February 3, 1845. Harrisburg: J.M.G. Lescure, Printer to the State. 1845.

Lindsay Granshaw and Roy Porter (eds.): The Hospital in History. London, New York: Routledge, 1989.
Morris J. Vogel: "Managing medicine: Creating a profession of hospital administration in the United States, 1895-1915," in Granshaw and Porter: The Hospital in History, pp. 244ff.

Joel D. Howell: Technology in the Hospital: Transforming Patient Care in the Early Twentieth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1995.

Malcolm T. MacEachern, MD: "Some Economic Problems Affecting Hospitals Today and Suggestions for Their Solution" in Bulletin of the American Hospital Association, Vol. VI, No. 7, pp. 58-67. July, 1932.
Dr. MacEachern was Director of Hospital Activities for the American College of Surgeons, Chicago.

Guenter B. Risse: Mending Bodies, Saving Souls: A History of Hospitals. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Charles E. Rosenberg: The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

David Rosner: A Once Charitable Enterprise: Hospitals and Health Care in Brooklyn and New York 1885-1915. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Discusses the developments that took place nationwide during the Progressive Era.

Rosemary Stevens: In Sickness and in Wealth: American Hospitals in the Twentieth Century. New York: Basic Books, 1989.

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