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Medicine moves to the mall /
David Charles Sloane & Beverlie Conant Sloane.
imprint
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
description
xiii, 198 p. : ill.
ISBN
080187064X (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
isbn
080187064X (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
The evolving architecture of healthcare -- Machine medicine -- The medical workshop -- Mall medicine -- Humanizing the hospital -- Mini-mall medicine -- Shopping for health -- Orchestrating health.
catalogue key
4768615
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2003-07-01:
The Sloanes (both, Univ. of Southern California) have written a fascinating history of the hospital. Their book begins with an account of the old hospitals with large wards in the late 1700s, when patients first began to move out of their homes for health care. These old hospitals tended to be modeled on large, old houses and catered to the poor population. The Sloanes discuss the gradual changes in hospitals as they developed more private rooms, needed larger equipment, began to house pharmacies, and evolved from large horizontal structures to tall vertical skyscrapers. As patients gradually evolved into the consumers of health care that they are today, hospitals and large medical centers had to humanize their approach and their facilities. These new health care centers in the 1990s and 2000s have become similar to shopping malls, being open and inviting and housing shops, entertainment, and restaurants while providing excellent health care for inpatients and outpatients. The Sloanes illustrate their work with impressive photographs of the contrast between the old and the new and tell this history in a lively and interesting way. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels. J. A. Brown Kaplan College
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"After reading Medicine Moves to the Mall, you will see your local hospital or strip mall doctor's office in an entirely new light."--Nancy Tomes, Journal of American History
An interesting book that explains some of the many changes that the organization of medical care in this country has undergone. The illustrations are very well chosen, and they greatly enhance the text. It will find a warm welcome from several communities of scholars, ranging from geography to health care.
"An interesting book that explains some of the many changes that the organization of medical care in this country has undergone. The illustrations are very well chosen, and they greatly enhance the text. It will find a warm welcome from several communities of scholars, ranging from geography to health care."--Gert H. Brieger, M.D., Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
The authors do an effective job of linking changes in the sites at which medical services are offered to changes in medical practice, in medical economics, and in patterns of American commerce and urbanism. The writing is eloquent and persuasive in its arguments that the stereotype of the doctor's office and the hospital as the focal points of medical practice has never been accurate.
"The authors do an effective job of linking changes in the sites at which medical services are offered to changes in medical practice, in medical economics, and in patterns of American commerce and urbanism. The writing is eloquent and persuasive in its arguments that the stereotype of the doctor's office and the hospital as the focal points of medical practice has never been accurate." -- Dell Upton, College of Environmental Design
A fascinating history of the hospital.
"A fascinating history of the hospital." -- Choice
After reading Medicine Moves to the Mall , you will see your local hospital or strip mall doctor's office in an entirely new light.
After reading Medicine Moves to the Mall, you will see your local hospital or strip mall doctor's office in an entirely new light.
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Summaries
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The shopping mall seems an unlikely place to go for health care services. Yet, the mall has become home to such services as well as a model for redesigning other health care facilities. In Medicine Moves to the Mall , David Charles Sloane and Beverlie Conant Sloane document the historical changes to our health care landscape by exploring the interactions between medicine and place. This unique combination of architectural history and the history of medicine provides a thought-provoking analysis of the geography of the practice of medicine. The book presents three essays, each accompanied by a gallery of historical and recent photos. The authors discuss the rise of modern hospitals and how they were shaped into scientifically sterile and humanly stark "medical workshops." Starting in the 1970s, hospital facilities were altered in appearance to become more friendly and welcoming. The integration of a shopping mall's spaciousness and open design with technology and scientific innovation served in "humanizing the hospital." Most recently, the accessibility and convenience of shopping center and roadside clinics have invited Americans to go "shopping for health" in the increasingly commercialized medical system. Medicine Moves to the Mall will appeal to scholars and professionals in fields ranging from health care to cultural geography and from urban studies to architectural history, as well as to readers interested in the shifting status of medicine in American society.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The shopping mall has become the unlikely home to health-care services in the USA. In this volume, the authors document the historical changes to the American health-care landscape by exploring the interactions between medicine and place.
Main Description
The shopping mall seems an unlikely place to go for health care services. Yet, the mall has become home to such services as well as a model for redesigning other health care facilities. In Medicine Moves to the Mall, David Charles Sloane and Beverlie Conant Sloane document the historical changes to our health care landscape by exploring the interactions between medicine and place. This unique combination of architectural history and the history of medicine provides a thought-provoking analysis of the geography of the practice of medicine. The book presents three essays, each accompanied by a gallery of historical and recent photos. The authors discuss the rise of modern hospitals and how they were shaped into scientifically sterile and humanly stark "medical workshops." Starting in the 1970s, hospital facilities were altered in appearance to become more friendly and welcoming. The integration of a shopping mall's spaciousness and open design with technology and scientific innovation served in "humanizing the hospital." Most recently, the accessibility and convenience of shopping center and roadside clinics have invited Americans to go "shopping for health" in the increasingly commercialized medical system. Medicine Moves to the Mall will appeal to scholars and professionals in fields ranging from health care to cultural geography and from urban studies to architectural history, as well as to readers interested in the shifting status of medicine in American society.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. x
Prologue: The Evolving Architecture of Healthcarep. 2
Machine Medicinep. 14
The Medical Workshopp. 30
Mall Medicinep. 68
Humanizing the Hospitalp. 84
Mini-Mall Medicinep. 118
Shopping for Healthcarep. 134
Epilogue: Orchestrating Healthcarep. 166
Notesp. 175
Selected Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 191
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