dr_year.gif (648317 bytes)In the final part of this section, we provide you with a collection of images, documents, and other items that offer insight Americans’ image, expectations, and experience of medicine in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. We have also provided essential facts about those items telling you who created them and when.


Examine these documents, and then use them to write a short essay (to be submitted to your instructor off-line) responding to the following questions:

What did Americans expect from medicine in the middle third of this century?  What relationship did the popular images of medicine they encountered and their own experiences with the health care system have to these expectations?