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Q: Source of quotation from Eliot Freidson ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Source of quotation from Eliot Freidson
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: jstou-ga
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Posted: 10 Dec 2002 15:57 PST
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Question ID: 122660
What is the source of this quotation from Eliot Freidson?

" the United States, the physician is not so much part of the
hospital as the hospital is part (and only one part)of the physician's

This quotation appears without a reference on page 229 of a text book
"Health Services Management: Readings and Commentary" eds. Anthony
Kovner and Duncan Neuhauser, 2001, ISBN 1-56793-145-6.
Subject: Re: Source of quotation from Eliot Freidson
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 05 Jan 2003 15:41 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi jstou-ga,

Thanks for your question.

The quote comes from a chapter (called Patterns of Practice in the
Hospital) in the book, "Profession of Medicine: A Study of the
Sociology of Applied Knowledge." The complete citation is below:

"Profession of Medicine: A Study of the Sociology of Applied
Knowledge," by Eliot Freidson. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1970,
p. 115. ISBN: 006042205X

The passage you quoted is preceded by, "I wish to emphasize a fact
that is frequently overlooked in discussios of the organization and
operation of hospitals. In circumstances most commonly studied . . . "

Search strategy:
I went to a medical library and did an author search on Eliot
Friedson. I then leafed through several of the books looking for
chapters or passages relating to anything that looked like it might
apply to the quote.

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jstou-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $15.00
Great answer and truly appreciate the manual labor involved in looking
through a series of books for brief quotation.  Just wish all books
were electronic to speed up the information retrieval.

Subject: Re: Source of quotation from Eliot Freidson
From: jenjerina-ga on 10 Dec 2002 17:11 PST
Eliot Freidson probably wrote that in his book "The hospital in modern society".

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