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Old Timey Health Info – Awful Library Books

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Consumer Health
Cities
1971

I snagged this little book from a public library and it is still in circulation as of this writing. It covers basics of medical services, treatment costs, and some basic consumer information about hospitals and insurance. It does not look like a textbook, but it sure reads like one. Also the cover is less than interesting, which adds to the textbook feel. There are many passages about costs and treatments that no longer apply.

This book was probably one of the projects out of the consumer activism of the 1960s and 1970s. Ralph Nader was one of the big players during this time with his book Unsafe at any speed which targeted auto safety.

It is an interesting slice of consumer health history, but it has no business on a public library shelf in 2022. Besides, this book looked pretty beat up. I think we can safely send it to the big discard dumpster in the sky.

Stay healthy,

Mary

choosing medical services

decisions before going to the hospital

health products

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