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Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History / Edition 2
     

Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History / Edition 2

by Jacalyn Duffin
 

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ISBN-10: 0802038050

ISBN-13: 9780802038050

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

In addition to whatever else they may be, says Duffin (history of medicine, Queen's U.) diseases are ideas influenced by the tastes and preoccupations of society, and the history of disease is an exercise in intellectual history intimately related to culture and philosophy of knowledge in any time or place. Within that context, she examines the extinct disease

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In addition to whatever else they may be, says Duffin (history of medicine, Queen's U.) diseases are ideas influenced by the tastes and preoccupations of society, and the history of disease is an exercise in intellectual history intimately related to culture and philosophy of knowledge in any time or place. Within that context, she examines the extinct disease lovesickness, and the very recently invented hepatitis C. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802038050
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Joanne Goodman Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

tables and figures illustrations acknowledgments abbreviations
1 The Disease Game: An Introduction to the Concepts and Construction of Disease
2 Lovers: The Rise and Apparent Fall of Lovesickness
3 Livers: The Rise of Hepatitis C
appendix: 'the disease game' homework assignment notes bibliography index

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