Differences in Medicine: Unraveling Practices, Techniques, and Bodies

Differences in Medicine: Unraveling Practices, Techniques, and Bodies

by Marc Berg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0822321742

ISBN-13: 9780822321743

Pub. Date: 06/30/1998

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Western medicine is widely thought of as a coherent and unified field in which beliefs, definitions, and judgments are shared. This book debunks this myth with an interdisciplinary and intercultural collection of essays that reveals the significantly varied ways practitioners of "conventional" Western medicine handle bodies, study test results, configure statistics,

Overview

Western medicine is widely thought of as a coherent and unified field in which beliefs, definitions, and judgments are shared. This book debunks this myth with an interdisciplinary and intercultural collection of essays that reveals the significantly varied ways practitioners of "conventional" Western medicine handle bodies, study test results, configure statistics, and converse with patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822321743
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/30/1998
Series:
Body, Commodity, Text
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
An Introduction,
Performing Sexes and Genders in Medical Practices,
Working on and Around Human Fetuses: The Contested Domain of Fetal Surgery,
Clinical Practice and Procedures in Occupational Medicine: A Study of the Framing of Individuals,
Stabilizing Instabilities: The Role of the Laboratory in the United Kingdom Cervical Screening Programme,
Inhaling Drugs and Making Worlds: A Proliferation of Lungs and Asthmas,
Pain Physicians: All Alike, All Different,
Missing Links, Making Links: The Performance of Some Atheroscleroses,
Ontological Choreography: Agency for Women Patients in an Infertility Clinic,
The Architecture of Difference: Visibility, Control, and Comparability in Building a Nursing Interventions Classification,
Order(s) and Disorder(s): of Protocols and Medical Practices,
References,
Index,
Contributors,

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