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To improve human health : a history of the Institute of Medicine /
Edward D. Berkowitz.
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1998.
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xiii, 294 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
0309061881 (cloth)
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Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1998.
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0309061881 (cloth)
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2643727
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Since its founding in 1970, the Institute of Medicine has become an internationally recognized source of independent advice and expertise on a broad spectrum of topics and issues related to the advancement of the health sciences and education and public health. Institute activities, reports, and policy statements have gained a wide audience both in the United States and throughout the world. In this first formal history of the Institute, Professor Edward D. Berkowitz describes many of the important individuals and events associated with the Institute's creation, operation, development, and accomplishments since its founding, as well as the issues and challenges the Institute has confronted over the years that have helped shape it and to which it has contributed potential solutions and responses.
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Since its founding in 1970, the Institute of Medicine has become an internationally recognized source of independent advice and expertise on a broad spectrum of topics and issue related to the advancement of the health sciences and education and education and public health. Institute activities, reports, and policy statements have gained a wide audience both In the United States and throughout the world.In this first formal history of the Institute, Professor Edward D. Berkowitz describes many of the important individuals and events associated with the Institute's creation, operation, development, and accomplishments since its founding, as well as the issues and challenges the institute has confronted over the years that have helped shape it and to which it has contributed potential solutions and responses.
Table of Contents
Creating the Institute of Medicinep. 1
The Page Discussion Groupp. 2
Walsh McDermott and the Board on Medicinep. 8
The Heart Transplant Statementp. 16
Business of the Boardp. 20
Debate over a National Academy of Medicinep. 23
Rejection by the National Academy of Sciencesp. 28
The Diplomacy Reconciliationp. 33
The Institute of Medicinep. 38
Conclusionp. 41
The Institute of Medicine Begins Operationsp. 50
Recruiting Membersp. 52
John Hognessp. 55
Staffing the Institute and Bureaucratic Routinesp. 57
Cancer Warsp. 60
Entitlement and Health Contrastsp. 63
Health Effects of Aborationp. 67
Policy Statementsp. 69
The Costs of Education Studyp. 71
The Program Committeep. 75
Fund-Raisingp. 76
Organizational Routinesp. 80
Relations with the National Academy of Sciencesp. 82
Donald Fredricksonp. 84
Conclusionp. 86
The Hamburg Erap. 95
David Hamburg Arrivesp. 96
Ruth Hanft and the Social Security Studiesp. 98
The Institute Recharts Its Coursep. 100
Reorganizationp. 105
Clearing the Pipelinep. 107
The Malpractice Study and the Polio Studyp. 109
The Embrace of the Carter Administrationp. 113
Working for the Carter Administration on International and Mental Healthp. 115
Working with the Carter Administration: The Dental Study and the Surgeon General's Reportp. 120
Riddles of Powerp. 124
Fund-Raisingp. 125
Defining the Institute's Missionp. 127
Conclusionp. 128
Fred Robbins and the Sproull Reportp. 134
Searching for Frederick Robbinsp. 135
Backlist of Projectsp. 138
The Ebert Reportp. 145
Advent of the Reagan Administrationp. 148
Studies During the Reagan Erap. 151
Fund-Raisingp. 160
The Sproull Reportp. 162
Defending the Institute of Medicinep. 168
Conclusionp. 172
Expansion of the Institute of Medicinep. 179
Samuel Their and the Outreach to Foundationsp. 179
Report Dissemination and Expansion of the Institutep. 184
The Institute's Programp. 192
Organizational Routinesp. 204
The Institute of Medicine and AIDSp. 211
Facing Up to the Problemp. 212
Toward the 1986 Reportp. 215
The 1986 Reportp. 220
AIDS Workshopsp. 224
Toward the 1988 Reportp. 227
The 1988 Reportp. 230
Advice for the Presidentp. 232
The Institute's AIDS Activitiesp. 233
Continuing Interest in AIDSp. 237
The Institute and AIDSp. 243
The Institute of Medicine at Twenty Fivep. 249
Kenneth Shine Arrivesp. 249
The Inner Details of Health Care Policyp. 250
The Institute as Public Health Crusaderp. 252
Science and Politicsp. 258
The Institute's Audiencep. 260
Strategic Planning and the Health Security Planp. 263
The National Academy of Medicine?p. 267
Summing Upp. 268
Indexp. 277
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