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On the Social Frontier of Medicine

Pioneering in Medical Social Service

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674493568

Publication Date: 10/01/1952

273 pages


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  • Preface
  • Foreword by James Howard Means
  • I. The Background
    • 1. A Doctor’s Message
    • 2. The English Hospital Almoner
    • 3. Forerunners in the United States
    • 4. A Period of Social Awakening
    • 5. A Physician Takes Action
    • 6. We Build on Firm Foundations
  • II. Pioneering
    • 7. We Are “Permitted”
    • 8. Opportunities Increase
    • 9. We Choose Our Advisors
    • 10. Partial Recognition
    • 11. Seeking Our Special Role
    • 12. Interesting the Doctors
    • 13. A Broader Scope
    • 14. Accepted Officially
    • 15. A Profession Recognized
    • 16. We Analyze Our Function
    • 17. The Idea Becomes Widespread
  • III. Fruits of Experience
    • 18. A Special Privilege
    • 19. A Socially Constructive Disease
    • 20. Hazards for the Industrial Worker
    • 21. Attitudes Change
    • 22. “It’s What’s Left that Counts”
    • 23. The Patient Teaches
    • 24. Medicine and Some Social Trends
    • 25. Facing New Frontiers
  • Notes and References
  • Index

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