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Health Care SYG2000x9297 Farrah Ackerman Michael Glickman Nikki Karns Brandon Lynch Jeremy Martineu Kristen Zemina
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The Emergence of Modern  Medicine  In colonial times, American physicians received their training               in Europe  Had many competitors in the healing arts; alchemists, herbalists, ministers, faith healers  and even barbers.  By the start of the nineteenth century, advances in biology and  chemistry ignited a century of explosive growth in medical  knowledge. The American Medical Association (AMA) was founded in 1847.  Successfully campaigned to outlaw alternative therapies.  Emerged as the most powerful organization in U.S. health care
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The Emergence of Modern  Medicine  In the late 1800’s the image of medicine as an upper-class  profession took hold.  A medical education was expensive, and medical schools drew on white male,  urban populations for their students.  Herbalists and faith healers came more frequently from the rural  lower class and generally remained there.  This overall trend continued through the early part of the twentieth  century.
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Health, Diversity,   Prominent problem areas in the U.S. health care system include:  Unequal distribution of health care by race–ethnicity, social class, or gender  Unequal distribution of health care by region.  Inadequate health education of inner-city and rural parents.  Debunking Society’s Myths  MYTH: The health care system works with the best interest of clients in mind.  FACT: The health care system is structured along the same lines as other  social institutions, thus reflecting similar patterns of inequality in society.
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Race and Health Care Unequal distribution of health care Hispanics, African Americans, Native Americans, and other minorities are  significantly less healthy than Whites (Office of Minority Health 2004) Health care more readily available and delivered to White or middle-class 
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