Health Bibliography

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Health Bibliography

by The Editorial Collective

‘Science for the People’ Vol. 4, No. 4, July 1972, p. 21

A bibliography on the Politics of Health Care was published in March, 1972 by the New England Free Press, 791 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass., 02118 (617) 536-9219. The bibliography is built around radical analyses of many aspects of health care; it contains over 350 annotated entries (24 pages). It contains section on:

  1. Power in the Health System (medical empires, AMA, HMO’s)
  2. Health Economics/Health Capitalism (Blue Cross, Medicaid, National Health Insurance, drug and other profit-making industries)
  3. Health Workers and Professionalism (medical education, hierarchies among hospital workers, unions)
  4. Consumer/Community Control of Health Services (including patient’s rights)
  5. Women and the Health System (as health workers and consumers, population control, women and their bodies)
  6. Mental Health (including community mental health centers and radical therapy)
  7. Health in our Oppressive Environment (Occupational Health, Diseases of Oppression, Technology)
  8. Health and War (the Army, Indochina War, CBW)
  9. Other Countries (Sweden, Britain, China, Cuba, USSR)
  10. Strategies for Change
  11. Periodicals/Resources

All for just 30 cents per copy from the New England Free Press or Boston MCHR (Medical Committee for Human Rights), P.O. Box 382, Prudential Station, Boston, Mass. 02199. Edited by Ken Rosenberg and Gordon Schiff of Boston MCHR.


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