A history of the charity hospitals of Louisiana : a study of poverty, politics, public health, and the public interest / Jonathan Roberts and Thomas J. Durant, Jr. ; with a foreword by Michael Butler.

  • Roberts, Jonathan, 1935-
[2010], ©2010
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Lewiston ; Lampeter : Edwin Mellen Press, [2010], ©2010.

Physical description

viii, 335 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm


Early development of public hospitals in the United States and Louisiana, 1735-1876 -- History of public hospitals in the United States : an overview -- Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans -- Louisiana State University Hospital at Shreveport -- Charity hospitals in Louisiana, 1938-1951 -- Huey P. Long Medical Center at Pineville -- University Medical Center at Lafayette -- Lallie Kemp Medical Center at Independence -- E.A. Conway Medical Center at Monroe -- Bogalusa Medical Center at Bogalusa -- Charity hospitals in Louisiana, 1958-1978 -- W.O. Moss Regional Medical Center at Lake Charles -- Earl K. Long Medical Center at Baton Rouge -- Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center at Houma -- The impact of race, gender, and class on the development of charity hospitals in Louisiana -- African Americans in the charity hospitals -- Women in the charity hospitals -- The poor in the charity hospitals -- The future of charity hospitals in the twenty-first century -- The impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the charity hospital system -- Conclusion: Enduring legacy, new challenges.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-325) and index.


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