Review Date:1 Jul 1999
The history of public health has been a flourishing field in the last three decades. Yet despite a spate of excellent monographs about various epidemic diseases and many good collections about health and disease in Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Latin America, as well as Europe and North America, the most recent textbook on the history of public health is four decades old.
Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine turned Patients into Consumers / Nancy Tomes
Review Date:9 Mar 2017
From a comparative perspective the health system of the United States has a history that is both representative and idiosyncratic.