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Medicine & culture : varieties of treatment in the United States, England, West Germany, and France

Author: Lynn Payer
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author concludes that medical decisions are often based on cultural biases and philosophies, suggesting a revaluation of American medical practices is warranted.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Payer
ISBN: 0805004432 9780805004434
OCLC Number: 16900877
Description: 204 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Is medicine international? --
Culture bias in medical science --
France: Cartesian thinking and the terrain --
West Germany: the lingering influences of Romanticism --
Great Britain: economy, empiricism, and keeping the upper lip stiff --
United States: the virus in the machine --
Plus ça change.
Responsibility: Lynn Payer.

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The author concludes that medical decisions are often based on cultural biases and philosophies, suggesting a revaluation of American medical practices is warranted.

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