A deadly epidemic disease, AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, marked the 1980s for Americans more than any other medical or health news. AIDS, first reported in 1981, is caused by in...
A Crisis of Confidence.
A crisis of confidence in the health-care-delivery system in the United States began and ended the decade of the 1970s. Although American medical science made spectacular adva...
Changes in the Medical Profession.
The medical profession transformed itself after World War II. New methods of diagnosis and treatment expanded the physician's healing powers enormously, and unprece...
A New Age of American Medicine.
Medicine and the Federal Government.
Medicine as a Metaphor for Progress.
The groundwork w...