By David Rosner
This publication examines the alterations in health center care in ny that happened round the flip of the 20 th century. It represents a primary departure from conventional scientific heritage, which has often emphasized 'progress' via technology and expertise. Professor Rosner identifies the industrial, political and demographic pressures that led to a reshaping of the wellbeing and fitness care process, and analyses the dramatic reorganisation of hospitals that happened. He additionally discusses significant medical advances similar to the invention of anaesthetic homes of ether, nitrous oxide and chloroform, and the resultant raise in surgical ideas to scientific difficulties.
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Furthermore, as older communities changed, the nature of the hospital population was bound to alter. An "impending change in the neighborhood from a residential quarter to a business or manufacturing quarter, or to the modifying of the hospital clientele . . 42 Health care and community change 27 The arrival of immigrants and the development of the industrial city greatly increased the number of dependent and indigent persons in need of charity and hospital service. Already overcrowded institutions felt tremendous pressure to expand.
Luke's, Pennsylvania, Cambridge and Methodist hospitals, this category was partly made up of public funds donated by the city. For the other institutions, the meaning of the column is unclear. ( Because of rounding, percentages do not always total to 100. d Because Harper Hospital was a private institution, receipts from its patients constituted an unusually large percentage of its income. Source: Henry C. Burdett, Hospitals and Asylums of the World, vol. 3 (London: J. & A. Churchill, 1893), pp.
6 20,239 29,796 44,022 66,361 74,538 86,950 123,385 1,131 1,240 2,279 2,174 2,574 2,844 Source: Brooklyn Hospital, Annual Reports, 1910, 1915, p. 12. 78 25,978 33,431 36,429 45,796 45,117 45,552 44,316 Embattled benefactors 45 Table 4. Total expenditures of thirty-five Manhattan hospitals for the year ending September 30, 1896 Expenditures (in thousands of dollars) Number of hospitals 0-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100 101+ 4 7 11 2 2 0 2 1 1 2 3 Source: Statement of Expenditures, Resources and Work of the Hospitals Connected with the Saturday and Sunday Association of New York City, 1896, in New York Hospital Archives, Papers, 1897, folder: 1897, fiscal-finance committee.
A Once Charitable Enterprise: Hospitals and Health Care in Brooklyn and New York 1885-1915 (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History) by David Rosner