Many years ago, I received a summer fellowship at the Program on Nonprofit Organizations at Yale University. This was great, since my girlfriend at the time worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Now she lives in Illinois.
I was issued a few book that summer. One was written by a past occupant of my own little office. That book–Paul Starr’s Social transformation of American medicine–possibly exceeded my own meager contributions there. Starr’s latest book Remedy and reaction: the peculiar American struggle over health reform is one of the many emerging books chronicling health reform. It may be the best. I reviewed his book in the Washington Monthly here.