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Frames of Reference and the Growth of Medical Knowledge: L. Fleck and M. Foucault

  • Gerrit K. Kimsma
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 36)

Abstract

The previous essay illuminates the historical development of medical scientific ideas. Medical science is shown to be the result of conflict and competition between various convictions, ideas, and ideological positions. Some of these struggles, at least temporarily, even seem to have been resolved by majority vote.

Keywords

Medical Knowledge Medical Theory Thought Style Moral Indignation Medical Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerrit K. Kimsma
    • 1
  1. 1.WestzaanThe Netherlands

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