Rockefeller Medicine Men: Medicine and Capitalism in America (Paperback)

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Rockefeller Medicine Men: Medicine and Capitalism in America By E. Richard Brown Contents Introduction --Doctors --Other Interest Groups --Foundations and the State I-"Wholesale Philanthropy": From Charity to Social Transformation --Creating Private Fortunes and Social Discontent --Driving the Reluctant Poor from Poverty --Training Scientific Heads to Direct America's "Hard Hands" --Carnegie's "Gospel of Wealth" --Reverand Gates Introduces Rockefeller to "Wholesale Philanthropy" --The Reverend Frederick T. Gates: The Making of a Rockefeller Medicine Man --The General Education Board: $129 Million for Strategic Philanthropy --Social Managers for a Corporate Society II-Scientific Medicine I: Ideology of a Professional Uplift --American Medicine in the 1800s --Incomplete Professionalization --Medicine as a Science --Gaining Public Confidence --Reducing Competition --Technical Requirements of Scientific Medical Education --"Nonsectarian" Medicine Undermines the Sects --Specialization: Less Competition for the Elite --Gains and Losses III-Scientific Medicine II: The Preservation of Capital --Medical Technology and Capital --Welch: A Rockefeller Medicine Man --Rockefeller Money and Medical Science: A Social Investment --Homeopathy: The Conflict Simmers --Scientific Medicine and Capitalist Gates --Healthier Workers --Ideological Medicine --Gates' Digression --A Permanent Investment IV-Reforming Medical Education: Who Will Rule Medicine? --Practitioners Gain a Foothold --Council on Medical Education --Money for Medical Education: Who Will Pay? --Help from the Carnegie Foundation --The "Flexner Report" --The General Education Board: Medical Education gets a Different Drummer --Full Time: "Gold or Glory" --Selling the Full-Time Proposal --Boston Brahmins Resist --Fear and Trembling in the Board Room --State Universities: Professionals, the State, and Corporate Liberalism --Summing Up V-Epilogue: A Half-Century of Medicine in Corporate Capitalist Society --Frederick T. Gates and the Rockefeller Philanthropies --Rationalizing the Medical Market --The Committee on the Costs of Medical Care --Doctors and the Capital-Intensive Commodity Sector --The State: Rationalizing the Private Market --The Growth of Capital-Intensive Commodities --The "Corporate Rationalizers" --The State and Capitalist Medicine --Up Against the Medical Market --National Health Insurance: More of the Same --Technological Medicine --Scientific Medicine: Beliefs and Reality --Life, Death, and Medicine ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Windham Press is committed to bringing the lost cultural heritage of ages past into the 21st century through high-quality reproductions of original, classic printed works at affordable prices. This book has been carefully crafted to utilize the original images of antique books rather than error-prone OCR text. This also preserves the work of the original typesetters of these classics, unknown craftsmen who laid out the text, often by hand, of each and every page you will read. Their subtle art involving judgment and interaction with the text is in many ways superior and more human than the mechanical methods utilized today, and gave each book a unique, hand-crafted feel in its text that connected the reader organically to the art of bindery and book-making. We think these benefits are worth the occasional imperfection resulting from the age of these books at the time of scanning, and their vintage feel provides a connection to the past that goes beyond the mere words of the text.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781628450972
ISBN-10: 1628450975
Publisher: Windham Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2013
Pages: 296
Language: English