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

Author: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2013.
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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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ferentzy; Nigel E Turner
ISBN: 9781461466994 1461466997
OCLC Number: 843856413
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 mai 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique) fichiers PDF.
Contents: Introduction --
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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