Biomedicine Examined

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ISBN: 978-1-55608-072-2 (Print) 978-94-009-2725-4 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. The Social Sciences and Biomedicine

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-10

      Introduction

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      Pages 11-16

      Relationships between Society, Culture, and Biomedicine: An Introduction to the Essays

  3. Mind, Body, Values, and Society

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

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      Pages 19-56

      Tenacious Assumptions in Western Medicine

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      Pages 57-93

      Mind and Body as Metaphors: Hidden Values in Biomedicine

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      Pages 95-122

      Psyche, Soma, and Society: The Social Construction of Psychosomatic Disorders

  4. Reproducing Medical Perception and Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123

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      Pages 125-153

      Medical Students and the Cadaver in Social and Cultural Context

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      Pages 155-178

      Patients, Physicians and Context: Medical Care in the Home

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      Pages 179-204

      Discourse, Descriptions and Diagnoses: Reproducing Normal Medicine

  5. Medicine Evolving, Medicine Adapting

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205

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      Pages 207-225

      Space and Time in British General Practice

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      Pages 227-255

      Thinking Prevention: Concepts and Constructs in General Practice

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      Pages 257-295

      Clinical Science and Clinical Expertise: Changing Boundaries between Art and Science in Medicine

  6. Medical Construction of Life Cycle Processes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 297-297

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 299-329

      Babyhood: The Social Construction of Infant Care as a Medical Problem in England in the Years Around 1900

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      Pages 331-349

      Menopause as Process or Event: The Creation of Definitions in Biomedicine

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      Pages 351-374

      On the Boundary of Life and Death: The Definition of Dying by Medical Residents

  7. Biomedical Knowledge and Practice Across Cultures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 375-375

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      Pages 377-414

      A Nation at Risk: Interpretations of School Refusal in Japan

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      Pages 415-438

      Medical Practice in Response to a Folk Illness: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Nervios in Costa Rica

  8. Constructing the “Ordinary” out of the “Extraordinary”

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 439-439

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      Pages 441-463

      Physicians and the Disclosure of Undesirable Information

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      Pages 465-496

      The Technological Imperative in Medical Practice: The Social Creation of a “Routine” Treatment

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      Pages 497-539

      The Social Construction of a Machine: Ritual, Superstition, Magical Thinking and other Pragmatic Responses to Running a CT Scanner

  9. Back Matter

    Pages 541-558