The Social Transformation of American Medicine

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The Social Transformation of American Medicine is a book written by Paul Starr and published by Basic Books in 1982.[1] It won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction[2] as well as the Bancroft Prize.[3]

Capers Jones wrote,

  • Paul Starr's book detailed the attempts of the American Medical Association to improve academic training of physicians, establish a canon of professional malpractice to weed out quacks, and to improve the professional status of physicians.[4]


  1. Starr, Paul (1982). The Social Transformation of American Medicine. Basic Books. pp. 514 pages. ISBN 0-465-07935-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction" (web). Retrieved 2008-03-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The Bancroft Prizes; Previous Awards" (web). Columbia University Libraries. 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Software Engineering Best Practices, by Capers Jones, page xxvi

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