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The Resource Burdens of War : Creating the United States Veterans Health System, Jessica L. Adler, (electronic resource)

Burdens of War : Creating the United States Veterans Health System, Jessica L. Adler, (electronic resource)

Label
Burdens of War : Creating the United States Veterans Health System
Title
Burdens of War
Title remainder
Creating the United States Veterans Health System
Statement of responsibility
Jessica L. Adler
Title variation
Creating the United States Veterans Health System
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During and after World War I, policy makers, public health advocates, and veterans laid the groundwork for the extension of government-sponsored medical care to millions of former service members. In the process, they built a pillar of American social policy. Legislation and rehabilitation plans formulated shortly after the U.S. entered the Great War aimed to minimize the government's long-term obligations to veterans, but within a decade, those who had served gained conditional access to their own direct assistance agency and a national system of hospitals. Burdens of War explains why that drastic transition occurred, and how one group of citizens won the right to obtain publicly funded health services. The story of the early roots of service-related health policies has a variety of larger implications. It shows how veterans' welfare shifted from centering on pension and domicile care programs rooted in the nineteenth century to the provision of access to direct medical services; how shifting ideals about hospitals and medical care influenced policy at the dusk of the Progressive Era; how race, class, and gender shaped the health-related experiences of soldiers, veterans, and caregivers; and how interest groups capitalized on a tense political and social climate to bring about change. On a general level, an examination of the roots of a nationwide veterans' hospital system demonstrates how privileges were won in the twentieth-century United States. It reveals a moment of state expansion, but also illustrates the wider tendency of the U.S. government to award entitlements selectively. The policies that paved the way for the advent of a veterans' medical system thus deserve to be considered as foundational in the development and shape of the American welfare state."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adler, Jessica L.
Dewey number
362.1086/970973
LC call number
UB369
LC item number
.A475 2017
Series statement
Reconfiguring American political history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Veterans
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Disabled veterans
  • Veterans' hospitals
  • Veterans
  • Medical policy
Label
Burdens of War : Creating the United States Veterans Health System, Jessica L. Adler, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: War and federally sponsored health care -- An extra-hazardous occupation: preparing for the health outcomes of war -- A stupendous task: the challenges of domestic military health care -- War is hell but after is 'heller': an Army responsibility becomes a societal obligation -- The debt we owe them: advocating, funding, and planning for veterans' health care -- Administrative geometry: creating and growing the Veterans' Bureau and its hospitals -- I never did feel well again: entrenching a federal health system -- State medicine: enduring under fire -- Conclusion: The legacy of Great War health policy
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001855244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 353 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781421422879
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016041512
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001855244
Label
Burdens of War : Creating the United States Veterans Health System, Jessica L. Adler, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: War and federally sponsored health care -- An extra-hazardous occupation: preparing for the health outcomes of war -- A stupendous task: the challenges of domestic military health care -- War is hell but after is 'heller': an Army responsibility becomes a societal obligation -- The debt we owe them: advocating, funding, and planning for veterans' health care -- Administrative geometry: creating and growing the Veterans' Bureau and its hospitals -- I never did feel well again: entrenching a federal health system -- State medicine: enduring under fire -- Conclusion: The legacy of Great War health policy
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001855244
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 353 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781421422879
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016041512
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001855244

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