Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Making Sense of Illness by Robert A. Aronowitz

This 1998 book offers historical essays about how diseases change their meaning. Each of the diseases or etiologic hypotheses in this book has had a controversial and contested history: psychosomatic views of ulcerative colitis, twentieth-century chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, angina pectoris, risk factors for coronary heart disease, and the type A hypothesis. At the core of these controversies are disagreements among investigators, clinicians, and patients over the best way to deal with what individuals bring to disease. By juxtaposing the history of the different diseases, the author shows how values and interests have determined research programs, public health activities, clinical decisions, and the patient's experience of illness. The approach is novel in its interweaving of historical research and the clinical experiences of the author. It should appeal to an audience of physicians, policy makers, social scientists and the general reader interested in broad intellectual currents in modern medicine.

Buy Making Sense of Illness by Robert A. Aronowitz from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521558259
ISBN-10: 0521558255
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 286
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Making Sense of Illness by Robert A. Aronowitz

Book Reviews - Making Sense of Illness by Robert A. Aronowitz

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Making Sense of Illness book by Robert A. Aronowitz and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Robert A. Aronowitz

Risky Medicine by Robert A. Aronowitz
Hardback, October 2015
$49.49
Unnatural History by Robert A. Aronowitz
Paperback, September 2013
$48.56
Making Sense of Illness by Robert A. Aronowitz
Hardback, February 1998
$177.04