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Prescribing by numbers : drugs and the definition of disease

Prescribing by numbers : drugs and the definition of disease

Author: Jeremy A Greene
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Rather, his provocative and comprehensive analysis sheds light on the increasing presence of the subjectively healthy but highly medicated individual in the American medical landscape, suggesting how  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy A Greene
ISBN: 0801891000 9780801891007
OCLC Number: 1120879590
Awards: Winner of Society for Social Studies of Science: Rachel Carson Prize 2009 (United States)
Description: xv, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Pharmacopoeia of Risk ReductionPart One: Diuril and Hypertension, 1957-19771. Releasing the Flood Waters: The Development and Promotion of Diuril2. Shrinking the Symptom, Growing the Disease: Hypertension after DiurilPart Two: Orinase and Diabetes, 1960-19803. Finding the Hidden Diabetic: Orinase Creates a New Market4. Risk and the Symptom: The Trials of OrinasePart Three: Mevacor and Cholesterol, 1970-20005. The Fall and Rise of a Risk Factor: Cholesterol and Its Remedies6. Know Your Number: Cholesterol and the Threshold of PathologyConclusion: The Therapeutic TransitionNotesIndex
Responsibility: Jeremy A. Greene.


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