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The Horrid History of the United States' Hospitals.

Charles Rosenberg. He's written a book on the history of American hospitals titled The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System. Rosenberg is a professor in the History and Sociology of Science department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Other segments from the episode on November 24, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 24, 1987: Interview with Charles Rosenberg; Commentary on Bobby Fuller; Interview with Nanao Sakaki; Review of Noel Virtue's novel "The Redemption of Elsdon Bird."

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