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The Resource Our present complaint : American medicine, then and now, Charles E. Rosenberg

Our present complaint : American medicine, then and now, Charles E. Rosenberg

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Our present complaint : American medicine, then and now
Title
Our present complaint
Title remainder
American medicine, then and now
Statement of responsibility
Charles E. Rosenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historian of medicine Rosenberg presents an analysis of the current tensions in American medicine. Situating these tensions within their historical and social contexts, Rosenberg investigates the fundamental characteristics of medicine: how we think about disease, how the medical profession thinks about itself and its moral and intellectual responsibilities, and what prospective patients--all of us--expect from medicine and the medical profession. He explores the nature and definition of disease and how ideas of disease causation reflect social values and cultural negotiations. His analyses of alternative medicine and bioethics consider the historically specific ways in which we define and seek to control what is appropriately medical. At a time when clinical care and biomedical research generate as much angst as they offer cures, this volume provides valuable insight into how the practice of medicine has evolved, where it is going, and how lessons from history can improve its prognosis.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Charles E
Dewey number
610
Index
index present
LC call number
R151
LC item number
.R67 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 B-397
  • W 85
NLM item number
R813o 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Medical care
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Health Policy
  • Physician's Role
Label
Our present complaint : American medicine, then and now, Charles E. Rosenberg
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the history of our present complaint -- Tyranny of diagnosis: sprecific entities and individual experience -- Contested boundaries: psychiatry, disease, and diagnosis -- Banishing risk: or the more things change, the more they remain the same -- Pathologies of progress: the idea of civilization as risk -- The new enchantment: genetics, medicine, and society -- Alternative to what? complementary to whom? -- Holism in twentieth-century medicine -- Mechanism and morality: on bioethics in context -- Anticipated consequences: historians, history, and health policy
Control code
000151028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 214 p.
Isbn
9780801887161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013960
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 151028
  • 157648
  • (OCoLC)ocn122499937
  • (OCoLC)122499937
Label
Our present complaint : American medicine, then and now, Charles E. Rosenberg
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the history of our present complaint -- Tyranny of diagnosis: sprecific entities and individual experience -- Contested boundaries: psychiatry, disease, and diagnosis -- Banishing risk: or the more things change, the more they remain the same -- Pathologies of progress: the idea of civilization as risk -- The new enchantment: genetics, medicine, and society -- Alternative to what? complementary to whom? -- Holism in twentieth-century medicine -- Mechanism and morality: on bioethics in context -- Anticipated consequences: historians, history, and health policy
Control code
000151028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 214 p.
Isbn
9780801887161
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007013960
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 151028
  • 157648
  • (OCoLC)ocn122499937
  • (OCoLC)122499937

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