ISBN-10:
0802038050
ISBN-13:
2900802038059
Pub. Date:
06/28/2005
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
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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Overview

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: 2900802038059
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: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jacalyn Duffin is a haematologist and historian who is Professor in the Hannah Chair of the History of Medicine at Queen's University.

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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Jock Murray

'Lovers and Livers is an important and well-written book on the way we conceptualize, construct and continually change our notions of disease. Jacalyn Duffin weaves an intriguing historical tale that combines scholarship, originality of thought, and important ideas with a lively, bright, and witty presentation.'

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