Medicine and Culture: Revised Edition / Edition 1
  • Medicine and Culture: Revised Edition / Edition 1
  • Medicine and Culture: Revised Edition / Edition 1

Medicine and Culture: Revised Edition / Edition 1

by Lynn Payer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805048030

ISBN-13: 9780805048032

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

A classic comparative study of medicine and national culture, Medicine and Culture shows us that while doctors regard themselves as servants of science, they are often prisoners of custom.

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A classic comparative study of medicine and national culture, Medicine and Culture shows us that while doctors regard themselves as servants of science, they are often prisoners of custom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805048032
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
260,108
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Owl Books Edition: The More Things Change ...
Foreword
Is Medicine International?15
Culture Bias in Medical Science23
France: Cartesian Thinking and the Terrain35
West Germany: The Lingering Influences of Romanticism74
Great Britain: Economy, Empiricism, and Keeping the Upper Lip Stiff101
United States: The Virus in the Machine124
Plus Ca Change ...153
Notes157
Acknowledgments193
Index195

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