No One Was Turned Away

No One Was Turned Away : The Role of Public Hospitals in New York City since 1900

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For more than a century, New York City's public hospitals have played a major role in ensuring that people of every class have had a place to turn for care. This comparison of the history of Bellevue Hospital with that of the private New York Hospital illuminates the unique contribution that public hospitals have made to the city and confirms their continued value today. Portraying the hospital as an urban institution that reflects the social, political, economic, demographic, and physical changes of the surrounding city, this book links the role of public hospitals to the ongoing debate about the place of public institutions in American more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 163.8 x 241.3 x 25.9mm | 592.2g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 14 black and white halftones, 1 map
  • 0195119509
  • 9780195119503

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perceptive analysis of this important area of public policy * American Historical Review * In an era of increasing calls for the privatization of public services, Opdycke has given us a riveting, well-written history that speaks to the present and future as well as our past. This fascinating, cogently argued book deserves a broad popular readership. * American Historical Review * This book should be widely read and discussed by scholars of urban history, medical history, and public policy. Most importantly, it should be required reading for public analysts * American Historical Review *show more

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