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Published: 02 April 2015

704 Pages


ISBN: 9780199982356

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Caring for the Heart

Mayo Clinic and the Rise of Specialization

W Bruce Fye

  • Author submitting for 2015 Pulitzer.
  • April 12, 2015 will be the 70th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt's death from a cerebral hemorrhage (stroke). Chapter 7 will generate a lot of interest because I argue that it is likely that Roosevelt would have lost the 1944 election to Thomas Dewey if the public had become aware of the president's hypertensive heart disease. The White House physician lied repeatedly to the press, and the FBI came to Rochester to intimidate individuals at the Mayo Clinic who were talking privately about rumors that the president had "serious heart disease."
  • Discusses the Mayo Clinic as the world's oldest and largest multispecialty group practice, and why this institution has been a national leader in health care since the early twentieth century.
  • Each chapter is designed to be read separately, as a self-contained study of a specific theme, technology, or cluster of related techniques.

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