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The history of problem gambling : temperance, substance abuse, medicine, and metaphors

Author: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the religious, socio-cultural, and medical influences on the development of the concept of problem gambling as a disease, along with the ways in which such ideas were influenced by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
ISBN: 9781461466987 1461466989 9781489999498 1489999493
OCLC Number: 825754469
Description: xiii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The History of Gambling and Its Intersection with Technology, Religion, Medical Science, and Metaphors --
Pathological Gambling as an Idea: What Does It Mean? --
Pathological Gambling up to the Early Twentieth Century: Sins, Disease Metaphors, and Early Efforts at Medicalization --
Early to Middle Twentieth Century: Psychoanalysis and Drug Addiction --
The Pendulum Swings Back --
Current Situation and Future Directions --
Concluding Discussion.
Responsibility: Peter Ferentzy, Nigel E. Turner.
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