New year, old stories: A History of Medicine
The year kicked off with the publication of the third edition of A History of Medicine with Professor Lois Magner. Given last year's dramatic debate over the Affordable Care Act, this is an excellent time to reflect on what was and how our system came to be.
A brief summary: "Designed for survey courses in the field, A History of Medicine presents a wide-ranging overview for those seeking a solid grounding in the medical history of Western and non-Western cultures. Invaluable to instructors promoting the history of medicine in pre-professional training, and stressing major themes in the history of medicine, this third edition continues to stimulate further exploration of the events, methodologies, and theories that have shaped medical practices in decades past and continue to do so today. "