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Lovers and livers : disease concepts in history

Author: Jacalyn Duffin
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2005.
Series: Joanne Goodman lectures, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Lovers and Livers, Jacalyn Duffin introduces philosophical theories of disease and delves into the history of two distinct afflictions - one old, one new - that serve as examples to show how applying theory can uncover surprising aspects of the medical past and present. Written with humour and compassion, and using examples from Duffin's own clinical experience, Lovers and Livers is based on a series of public  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacalyn Duffin
ISBN: 9780802038685 0802038689 0802038050 9780802038050
OCLC Number: 57207692
Description: xvi, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The disease game: an introduction to the concets and construction of disease --
Lovers: the rise and apparent fall of lovesickness --
Livers: the rise of hepatitis C.
Series Title: Joanne Goodman lectures, 2002.
Responsibility: Jacalyn Duffin.
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