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This is a rich book, combining successfully, normally discrete disciplines which take medical knowledge as a topic. Explorations in Knowledge
I recommend this book to anyone interested in philosophy and growth of medical knowledge and particularly to students of medicine. Social Science and Medicine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792307365
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/31/1990
  • Series: Philosophy and Medicine Series , #36
  • Edition description: 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I / Medicine, History, and Culture.- Knowledge and Practice in European Medicine: The Case of Infectious Diseases.- Frames of Reference and the Growth of Medical Knowledge: L.Fleck and M.Foucault.- Medical Knowledge and Medical Action: Competing visions.- Section II / Philosophy of Science and the Growth of Medical Knowledge.- Function and Value of Medical Knowledge in Modern Diseases.- The Growth of Medical Knowledge: An Epistemological Exploration.- The Development of Population Research on Causes of Death: Growth of Knowledge or Accumulation of Data?.- Comments on Wulff’s, Thung’s, and Lindahl’s Essays on The Growth of Medical Knowledge.- Section III / Image of Man and the Growth of Medical Knowledge.- Medicine, Anthropology, and the Human Body.- Invulnerability and Medicine’s “Promise” of Immortality: Changing Images of the Human Body During the Growth of Medical Knowledge.- Values and the Growth of Medical Knowledge.- Notes on Contributors.

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