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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • A Sociology of Healthby David Wainwright

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 60.00

    ` A Sociology of Health charts a way forward for a medical sociology that can make a positive contribution to medical practice and health policy' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, East London GP and author of The Tyranny of Health A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates... more...

  • Attacking Inequality in the Health Sectorby Abdo S. Yazbeck

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    The last 10 years have seen a resurgence in interest and research around inequalities in the health sector. While a disproportionate share of the new research has focused on measuring inequality in the health sector, work is emerging on how to understand the causes of inequality and on identifying successful approaches for tackling the problem. This... more...

  • Unequal Healthby Grace Budrys

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 28.99

    Unequal Health asks why some individuals are living longer and enjoying better health than others. By considering popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits, Grace Budrys moves beyond factors that receive a great deal of media attention-such as smoking, diet, exercise, and even genetic inheritance-and... more...

  • Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian Englandby Mary Wilson Carpenter

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 45.00

    Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England is a human story of medicine in 19th-century England. ItÕs a story of how a diverse and competitive assortment of apothecary apprentices, surgeons who learned their trade by doing, and physicians schooled in ancient Greek medicine but lacking in any actual experience with patients, was gradually... more...

  • Social Determinants of Healthby Michael Marmot; Richard Wilkinson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 64.99

    Social Determinants of Health, 2nd Edition gives an authoritative overview of the social and economic factors which are known to be the most powerful determinants of population health in modern societies. Written by acknowledged experts in each field, it provides accessible summaries of the scientific justification for isolating different aspects of... more...

  • Social Studies of Health, Illness and Diseaseby Peter L. Twohig; Vera Kalitzkus

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 70.00

    The studies of the human being in health and illness and how he can be cared for is concerned with more than the biological aspects and thus calls for a broader perspective. Social sciences and medical humanities give insight into the context and conditions of being ill, caring for the ill, and understanding disease in a respective socio-cultural frame.... more...

  • Medical Sociologyby Hannah Bradby

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 60.00

    A timely, conscise and well-written student introduction to Medical Sociology. more...

  • Disease, Medicine and Society in England, 1550?1860by Roy Porter

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 26.00

    A short but authoritative study of disease, medicine and their impact on English society. more...

  • Health Disparities in Youth and Familiesby Gustavo Carlo; Lisa J. Crockett; Miguel A. Carranza

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Amid its growing diversity and shifting demographics, the U.S. is still home to glaring health inequities by race, ethnicity, and class. Yet while it is customary to identify poverty as their root cause, other complex mechanisms are involved in their perpetuation. Based on recent major studies on African-American, Latino, Asian-American, and Native... more...

  • Poverty and Healthby Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 30.00

    Health is higher on the international agenda than ever before. Concern for the health of poor people is a central development issue. In addition to its intrinsic value for individuals investment in health is an important and previously underestimated means of economic development; substantially improved health outcomes are a prerequisite if developing... more...