the inevitable hour is as much a history of medical care as it is a cultural history of dying in the united states through careful and creative scholarship emily abel critically explores key misconceptions in the understanding of care for the dying and undermines the assumptions supporting each. The inevitable hour a history of caring for dying patients in america by emily k abel at the turn of the twentieth century medicines imperative to cure disease increasingly took priority over the demand to relieve pain and suffering at the end of life. Emily k abel the inevitable hour a history of caring for dying patients in americabaltimore johns hopkins university press 2013 viii 226 pp ill. This item the inevitable hour a history of caring for dying patients in america by emily k abel paperback 2495 only 8 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. Emily abel is well known for her work on domestic medicine and in this book she challenges long held assumptions that as health care modernized it took over from families the care of the dying by institutionalizing dying patients
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