On Disease: Theories of Disease and the Ascription of Disease: Comments on “The Concepts of Health and Disease”
Dr. Engelhardt has argued that the concept of disease is ambiguous because it has both an explanatory and an evaluative role.1 I would like to examine this. To do so I will begin by distinguishing between theories of disease on the one hand and the ascription of disease on the other.
KeywordsScientific Theory Medical Theory Sickle Cell Trait Moral Concept Green Spot
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