The Word as Scalpel : A History of Medical Sociology
Medical Sociology is now an established subdiscipline in both medicine and sociology. This book traces the intellectual and institutional evolution of the field in relation to antecedents of the past 2000 years and developments in American sociology and medicine since the turn of the century. Drawing on his own experience as a participant and witness as well as from diverse fields, Samuel W. Bloom provides an engaging account of the ongoing search for knowledge about the relationship between illness, medicine, and society.
- Paperback | 356 pages
- 150.9 x 223 x 24.9mm | 526.18g
- 01 Jun 2002
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
. . . deeply perceptive and richly documented . . . * Medical History *
About Samuel W. Bloom
Samuel W. Bloom is Professor of Sociology and Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.
Table of contents
PART I: MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY BEFORE 1940 ; PART II: MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY, 1940-1980 ; PART III: THE CURRENT STATUS OF MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY