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Our Present Complaint American Medicine, Then and Now

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ISBN-10: 080188716X

ISBN-13: 9780801887161

Edition: 2007

Authors: Charles E. Rosenberg

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Charles E. Rosenberg, one of the world's most influential historians of medicine, presents a fascinating analysis of the current tensions in American medicine. Situating these tensions within their historical and social contexts, Rosenberg investigates the fundamental characteristics of medicine: how we think about disease, how the medical profession thinks about itself and its moral and intellectual responsibilities, and what prospective patients -- all of us -- expect from medicine and the medical profession. He explores the nature and definition of disease and how ideas of disease causation reflect social values and cultural negotiations. His analyses of alternative medicine and…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Introduction: The History of Our Present Complaint
The Tyranny of Diagnosis: Specific Entities and Individual Experience
Contested Boundaries: Psychiatry, Disease, and Diagnosis
Banishing Risk: Or, the More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same
Pathologies of Progress: The Idea of Civilization as Risk
The New Enchantment: Genetics, Medicine, and Society
Alternative to What? Complementary to Whom? On the Scientific Project in Medicine
Holism in Twentieth-Century Medicine: Always in Opposition
Mechanism and Morality: On Bioethics in Context
Anticipated Consequences: Historians, History, and Health Policy