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Diseases Versus Healths: Some Legacies in the Philosophies of Modern Medical Science

  • Chester R. Burns
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Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 1)

Abstract

Through centuries of Western civilization, medical and non-medical savants have asked numerous questions about the nature of health and disease in human beings.

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Mental Disease American Medical Association Applied Physiology Individual Human Mental Hygiene 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester R. Burns
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  1. 1.University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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