The Social Transformation of American Medicine
The Social Transformation of American Medicine is a book written by Paul Starr and published by Basic Books in 1982. It won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction as well as the Bancroft Prize.
Capers Jones wrote, "Paul Starr's book detailed the attempts of the American Medical Association to improve academic training of physicians, establish a canon of professional malpractice to weed out quacks, and to improve the professional status of physicians."
A second edition with a new epilogue by Starr was published in 2017.
- Starr, Paul (1982). The Social Transformation of American Medicine. Basic Books. pp. 514 pages. ISBN 0-465-07935-0.
- "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction" (web). pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
- "The Bancroft Prizes; Previous Awards". Columbia University Libraries. 2007. Archived from the original (web) on July 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
- Software Engineering Best Practices, by Capers Jones, page xxvi