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Mending bodies, saving souls : a history of hospitals

Guenter B. Risse.
  • New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • xx, 716 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Medical Subjects
  • Student Collection.
  • History.
  • "By chronicling the transformation of hospitals from houses of mercy to tools of confinement, from dwellings of rehabilitation to spaces for clinical teaching and research, from rooms for birthing and dying to institutions of science and technology, this book provides a historical approach to understanding today's hospitals. The story is told in a dozen episodes which illustrate hospitals in particular times and places, covering important themes and developments in the history of medicine and therapeutics, from ancient Greece to the era of AIDS."--Jacket.
  • note: 1. Pre-Christian Healing Places
  • 2. Christian Hospitality: Shelters and Infirmaries
  • 3. Church and Laity: Partnership in Hospital Care
  • 4. Hospitals as Segregation and Confinement Tools: Leprosy and Plague
  • 5. Enlightenment: Medicalization of the Hospital
  • 6. Human Bodies Revealed: Hospitals in Post Revolutionary Paris
  • 7. Modern Surgery in Hospitals: Development of Anesthesia and Antisepsis
  • 8. Limits of Medical Science: Hospitals in Fin-de-Siecle Europe and America
  • 9. Main Street's Civic Pride: The American General Hospital as Professional Workshop
  • 10. Hospitals at the Crossroads: Government, Society, and Catholicism in America, 1950-1975
  • 11. Hospitals as Biomedical Showcases: Academic Health Centers and Organ Transplantation
  • 12. Caring for the Incurable: AIDS at San Francisco General Hospital
  • Conclusion: Towards the Next Millennium: The Future of Hospitals as Healing Spaces.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • OCLC
Additional form
  • 0195055233
  • 9780195055238
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 98040966
  • OCLC: 40120280
  • OCLC: 40120280