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The Word as Scalpel : A History of Medical Sociology

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 150.9 x 223 x 24.9mm | 526.18g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195149297
  • 9780195149296
  • 825,087

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. . . deeply perceptive and richly documented . . . * Medical History *show more

About Samuel W. Bloom

Samuel W. Bloom is Professor of Sociology and Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.show more

Table of contents

PART I: MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY BEFORE 1940 ; PART II: MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY, 1940-1980 ; PART III: THE CURRENT STATUS OF MEDICAL SOCIOLOGYshow more

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