Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream

Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream

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by Carl Elliott, Peter D. Kramer, Peter D. Kramer
     
 

Elliott (bioethics and philosophy, U. of Minnesota) does not make an argument about medical techniques marketed to make people happy, better looking, and generally more socially ascendent. Rather he seeks reasons behind the uneasiness many people feel about them. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

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Elliott (bioethics and philosophy, U. of Minnesota) does not make an argument about medical techniques marketed to make people happy, better looking, and generally more socially ascendent. Rather he seeks reasons behind the uneasiness many people feel about them. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393052015
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/19/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1The perfect voice1
2The true self28
3The face behind the mask54
4The loneliness of the late-night television watcher77
5The identity bazaar100
6Three ways to feel homesick129
7Pilgrims and strangers161
8Resident aliens186
9Amputees by choice208
10Bringing up baby237
11Second acts273
12Conclusion: the tyranny of happiness295
Notes305
Acknowledgments333
Index339

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