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Britten places medicines in their social context, and considers the range of influences on prescribing and the sociology of health and illness. Exploring issues such as 'the meaning of medicines' and 'alternative treatments', the book provides important reading for students across a range of disciplines interested in medicines and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230205109
ISBN-10: 0230205100
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 9-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicky Britten

NICKY BRITTEN is Professor in Applied Healthcare Research at the Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK.

Books By Author Nicky Britten

Medicines and Society by Nicky Britten

Medicines and Society

Paperback, May 2008