Caring for the HeartMayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization

Caring for the HeartMayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization

W Bruce Fye

Print publication date: Feb 2015

ISBN: 9780199982356

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This online resource weaves together the major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout, as are carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. Written by an author who has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades, it tells the story of when medical specialization was just emerging in America, and also addresses present-day concerns about health care costs alongside celebrations of new technologies.

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