Tuesday, October 6, 2009

'Twas Ever Thus: Health Care Debates in Colonial America

"Health care in Colonial America looked nothing like what we’d consider medicine today, but the debates it triggered were similar. The danger of smallpox and the high cost of its prevention led to divisive questions about who should pay, whether everyone deserved equal access, and if responsibility lay at the feet of the individual, the state, or the nation." Andrew M. Wehrman fuses the past with the present in a Boston Globe article.

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