What is Medical History? by John C. Burnham
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What is Medical History?
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What is Medical History? by John C. Burnham

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The field of the history of medicine and health has expanded spectacularly in recent times. In What is Medical History? John C. Burnham explores the reasons for this expansion, introducing medical history for those who know little of the subject. He sheds light on a field once written entirely by physicians, but which now attracts not only general historians but also policy makers and health care workers of all kinds. Burnham explains that people are drawn into reading and writing about five often controversial dramas inherent in the stories of: aeo healers in all times and places, from conjurers to technical specialists; aeo patients from all ages and cultures; aeo diseases, from possession by demons, to infections that expand at the rate of an inch every half hour, to subtle environmental poisons; aeo discovery and the communication of ideas, great and trivial, flawed and brilliant; aeo continuing controversies around ways that health care delivery affected societies -- and was shaped by societies and social institutions -- through the ages. Uniting all of these dramas, Burnham shows, was the tension between the forces of medicalization and the forces of demedicalization. Burnham, a distinguished and versatile historian of medicine and health, offers a colorful introduction to both traditional subjects, such as the evolution of medical instruments, and the latest controversies. In this dynamic field, he contends, the unanswered questions remain as attractive as the scholarship that gives rise to them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745632247
ISBN-10: 0745632246
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 144mm x 18mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John C. Burnham

John Burnham is Research Professor of History and Scholar in Residence in the Medical Heritage Center, The Ohio State University

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