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A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives, and debates within the field of medical sociology. The book aids readers’ understanding of how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behavior, attitudes, beliefs, and practices, of an increasingly health-aware population.

The Changing Face of Medical Sociology
The changing face of medical sociology
DavidWainwright

Medicine is an enormous achievement, but what it will achieve practically for humanity, and what those who hold the power will allow it to do, remain open questions.

RoyPorter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, 1997
The New Discourse of Health

The last century brought dramatic improvements in ...

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