2011-03-31 -- Biomedicine in and after the War

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“Biomedicine” in and after the War March 31, 2011 History 451 Prof. November
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Medicine in the New Deal 1932: Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigns on fixing the economy through government intervention Universal health care part of his platform Physicians strongly resist socialized medicine American public torn on the issue Widespread alarm about health of Americans Question of who will pay for it AMA flip flops Social Security (1935) as means of socialized medicine
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America Goes to War Medicine in the US changed profoundly by the war Emphasis on adopting new technologies specialization War-related research forges ties between biology and medicine “biomedicine” Experiment in large-scale managed care 16.5 million+ Americans mobilized Rationing on the home front Economization and preventative medicine
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WW II and Malaria Tremendous concern about consequences of fighting in the tropics “Doctor, this will be a long war if for every division I have facing the enemy I must count on a second division in hospital with malaria and a third division convalescing
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