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American Medicine in Crisis.

American Medicine in Crisis. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Examinations into the present crisis in health care and delivery and medical education are fairly prevalent these days. Luongo, Clinical Professor of Community Medicine and International Health at Georgetown University School of Medicine, has written a scholarly and interesting book, which adds another dimension to our understanding and evaluation of this complex problem. He looks at it mainly from a philosophical viewpoint and, yet, is able to pinpoint (in a rather accurate but rambling and disjointed fashion) many of the deficiencies which have bogged down the whole medical system in the United States. He tackles adroitly such giants as medical academia, teaching hospitals, the influence of the drug industry on research, the inadequacies of health insurance as it now exists, the dehumanizing aspects of modern medical care, the "right" of proper treatment, the alienation of American psychiatry from the mainstream of medicine, and other sore spots which many in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

American Medicine in Crisis.

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 129 (6) – Jun 1, 1972

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1972.00320060146027
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Examinations into the present crisis in health care and delivery and medical education are fairly prevalent these days. Luongo, Clinical Professor of Community Medicine and International Health at Georgetown University School of Medicine, has written a scholarly and interesting book, which adds another dimension to our understanding and evaluation of this complex problem. He looks at it mainly from a philosophical viewpoint and, yet, is able to pinpoint (in a rather accurate but rambling and disjointed fashion) many of the deficiencies which have bogged down the whole medical system in the United States. He tackles adroitly such giants as medical academia, teaching hospitals, the influence of the drug industry on research, the inadequacies of health insurance as it now exists, the dehumanizing aspects of modern medical care, the "right" of proper treatment, the alienation of American psychiatry from the mainstream of medicine, and other sore spots which many in the

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1972

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