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From the Publisher"This book will be essential reading for all those seeking to understand health and those involved in the delivery of healthcare. It includes both classic and contemporary source material and synthesizes these with clarity but not oversimplification; few scholars ever achieve such a feat. This book should be on all of our bookshelves."
International Journal of Epidemiology
"This lively and eminently readable book provides a succinct account of current thinking and research on the concept of health, and especially its link with social processes. Written by a foremost international expert on the subject, Mildred Blaxter’s Health has marshalled a wealth of information from the USA, the UK and other countries on different dimensions and ideas about health- and how they have changed over time. The book will be essential reading for all students with an interest in health, especially medical students. It will set the standard for years to come."
Mike Bury, University of London
"An indespensable book for anyone interested in sociological thinking on the meaning of health in society today. Impressive in scope and written ina lively and engaging style, Health highlights the relationship between how we think about and experience health and illness and the organisation of society. It will be of great interest to social scientists and health practitioners."
Ellen Annandale, University of Leicester