Cover: Hunterdon Medical Center: The Story of One Approach to Rural Medical Care, from Harvard University PressCover: Hunterdon Medical Center in E-DITION

Hunterdon Medical Center

The Story of One Approach to Rural Medical Care

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details


$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674594425

Publication Date: 01/01/1955

236 pages



Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

When Hunterdon, New Jersey, determined to have a hospital, its citizens and those of the surrounding communities began their plans by making a serious survey of what kind of medical service they wanted. They then raised the necessary sum of money, and proceeded to achieve the ends which they desired.

This book, by the physician who was director of the project for five years, tells the story from the inside of the days of policy formulation, fund raising, design, programming, through those of equipping, staffing, and operating. Full emphasis has been given to such subjects as medical relationships between full-time salaried specialists and general practitioners, health center activities of a voluntary hospital, the beginnings of the community mental health program, the multiple screening program.

The book is of importance to persons concerned with the relationship of university and community medicine, with the relationship of general practitioner and specialist, to persons concerned with the general health of a community; and it shows the way for planners of new hospitals, particularly in such matters as letting parents be near their children when they are sick.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene