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Medicine and the care of the dying : a modern history

Author: Milton James Lewis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the relationship between medicine's approach to care of the terminally ill and the medical, social, political, economic and cultural context in the English-speaking world. This book is of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Milton James Lewis
ISBN: 9780195175486 0195175484
OCLC Number: 605621454
Notes: The religious and the medical -- The rise of modern medicine -- Cancer and medicine in historical perspective -- Development of palliative care services -- Development of pain control -- Medicine and euthanasia -- Observations and conclusions.
Description: 277 Seiten
Contents: 1. The Religious and the Medical ; 2. The Rise of Modern Medicine ; 3. Cancer and Medicine in Historical Perspective ; 4. Development of Palliative Care Services ; 5. Development of Pain Control ; 6. Medicine and Euthanasia ; 7. Observations and Conclusions
Responsibility: Milton J. Lewis.
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This work is extremely well documented and covers the development of hospice programs in five Anglo-American countries in such detail that it can serve as a reference on the socioeconomic history of Read more...

 
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