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County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital [Repost]

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County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital [Repost]

County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital by David A. Ansell
English | May 1, 2011 | ISBN: 0897336208 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 2.1 MB

The amazing tale of ''County'' is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From its inception as a 'poor house' dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and the health-care provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. County covers more than thirty years of its history, from the late 1970s, when the author began his internship, to the 'final rounds,' when the enormous, iconic Victorian hospital building was replaced and hundreds of former trainees gathered to bid it an emotional farewell.