Experiment Perilous: Physicians and Patients Facing the Unknown

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"This is a brilliant work of lasting value to both sociology and anthropology by a person combining the talent of keen observer with the highest level of theoretical sophistication. . . a major contribution to our understanding of the nature and structure of a significant social situation."

--David M. Schneider, The University of Chicago

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"This is a brilliant work of lasting value to both sociology and anthropology by a person combining the talent of keen observer with the highest level of theoretical sophistication .... a major contribution to our understanding of the nature and structure of a significant social situation."

—David M. Schneider, The University of Chicago

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560009498
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Renée C. Fox is Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences and emerita senior fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of numerous books, including Observing Bioethics.

Renée C. Fox is Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences and emerita senior fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of numerous books, including Observing Bioethics.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1974 Edition 9
I Introduction to the Metabolic Research Group and Ward F-Second 13
II The Physicians of the Metabolic Group: Some of their Problems and Stresses 26
III How the Physicians of the Metabolic Group Came to Terms with their Problems and Stresses 69
IV The Patients of Ward F-Second: Some of their Problems and Stresses 114
V How the Patients of Ward F-Second Came to Terms with their Problems and Stresses 139
VI Three F-Seconders: Paul O'Brian, Leo Angelico, and Jackie Foote 191
VII Ward F-Second, the Metabolic Group, and the Sociologist 210
VIII General Significance of "Experiment Perilous" 237
Epilogue 259
Index 285
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