Society and Medicine

Society and Medicine : Essays in Honor of Renee C.Fox

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The essays in this volume pay tribute to the achievements of Renee C. Fox in the fields of medicine and sociology. Many of the contributors are Fox's colleagues and current and former students from medicine, sociology, nursing, and bioethics. The title - Society and Medicine - reflects the leitmotif in Fox's work: her studies of and teaching about the nature of medicine and medical research; the training and work of their practitioners; the interrelationships between medicine and the societies and cultures of which it is a part; and, above all, the moral and spiritual dimensions of the healing arts. The essays reflect the influence of her scholarship and teaching upon their authors, each of whom is a colleague or has studied with her, but this book is not a "festschrift" in the conventional sense. That is, although the essays recognize, and in many cases pay tribute to, her work, Society and Medicine is not a collection about the corpus of Renee Fox's writings and their influence. Rather, the topics addressed are connected, in various ways, to themes Fox has explored over the years in her own journeys into the field, or the journeys she has inspired others to more

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  • Hardback | 284 pages
  • 160 x 240.8 x 27.4mm | 594.22g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0765801566
  • 9780765801562

About Carla M. Messikomer

Carla M. Messikomer is president of The Acadia Institute, a non-profit center for the study of issues in medicine, science, and society. She is the co-author of two forthcoming books, with Renee C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey on the development and roles of bioethics in American society, and with Judith P. Swazey on the merger of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. Judith P. Swazey is founding president and senior associate of The Acadia Institute and adjunct professor of social and behavioral sciences, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She is the co-author (with Renee C. Fox) of The Courage to Fail, available from Transaction. Allen Glicksman is director of research and evaluation, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. He is also a research associate professor at the Buehler Center on Aging, Northwestern University, visiting associate professor at Gratz College, and an adjunct associate professor at the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. His writings include articles in scholarly, clinical, and popular publications on various cross-cultural aspects of elderly immigrants and their more