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Better than well : American medicine meets the American dream

Author: Carl Elliott
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Elliott's absorbing account will make readers think again about the ways that science shapes our personal identities."-American Scientist

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Elliott
ISBN: 0393325652 9780393325652
OCLC Number: 55873339
Description: xxi, 357 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The perfect voice --
The true self --
The face behind the mask --
The loneliness of the late night television watcher --
The identity bazaar --
Three ways to feel homesick --
Pilgrims and strangers --
Resident aliens --
Amputees by choice --
Bringing up baby --
Second acts --
Conclusion: the tyranny of happiness.
Responsibility: Carl Elliott ; foreword by Peter D. Kramer.
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