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HLTH 207Chapter 3 Notes-US HealthcareoShaped by anthro-cultural values and social, political, and economic antecedentsoEvolution of medical science and technologyoReform has taken center stage in American politicsoTracing the transformations in medical practice-Colonial Times (1492-1600s)oMedicine lagged behind other countriesoTreatment attitudes emphasized natural history and common senseoStrong domestic characteroFive factors making medical profession an insignificant trade(1) medical practice was in disarray(2) merical procedures were primitive(3) an institutional core was missingalmshouse (like a poor people home) and pesthouse (a room for sick people-- a failed attempt at quarantine to control disease)mental asylum (simple anxiety or depression was deemed bad blood so they would drain peoples blood and dump them in hot orcold water)dreaded hospital (4) demand was unstablefee for service(5) medical education was substandard-Medical services: postindustrial erao

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