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The Healer's Tale

Transforming Medicine and Culture

Sharon R. Kaufman (author)

ISBN: 9780299135546

Publication Date: Jan 1995

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

This is an enquiry into the tremendous changes that have transformed medicine in the past half-century. It examines how "runaway" technology has thrown up ethical questions in medicine.

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There are many important questions raised in this book. The fragmentation of medical values, whether a good doctor requires as much knowledge of the person as of the disease, the claims created by a scientific medicine dependent upon the largesse of government grants, the conversion of medicine from "cottage industry" to entrepreneurial endeavour, all had their beginnings in medicine's Golden Age. Their heirs, today's practitioners, may have mistaken technology for their task, science for their religion, and business for their creed, but if the spirit of the physicians in this book wins out, medicine's Golden Age is yet in the future.
Pages 368
Date Published 31 Jan 1995
Publisher The University of Wisconsin Press
Series Life Course Studies
Subject/s Medical ethics & professional conduct   Cultural studies  

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