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Top 100 Health-Care Careers , 3rd Edition by Saul Wischnitzer, Edith Wischnitzer

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Chapter1     

The Health-Care Field:Where the Jobs Are

Until the turn of the 20th century, the United States had only three kinds of health-care practitioners: doctors, dentists, and nurses. Although many cities boasted hospitals, most doctors made house calls, treating patients in their homes. Today, health care is offered in offices, clinics, hospitals, and several other kinds of facilities. Nurses and health support personnel are much more involved in diagnosing and treating patients. Advances in science and technology have lead to an almost bewildering number of specialists focused on a particular aspect of human health. As a direct consequence of the revolutionary advances made in both prevention and treatment of illnesses, the life span ...

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