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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$ 48.00

    ` 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...

  • A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegalby Maghan Keita

    BRILL 2006; US$ 96.00

    Presents a political economic history of the three and a half century rivalry between competing health care systems in Senegambia. This work focuses on the historical agency manifested in indigenous populations and its contemporary applications. more...

  • Social Determinants of Healthby Michael Marmot; Richard Wilkinson

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 69.99

    This book provides what is at once the most authoritative and readable overview of what research tells us about how different areas of public policy affect the health of the population. Arranged in chapters covering policy areas ranging from work and transport to food policy and sexual behaviour, it shows how health is affected by the lives we lead... 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...

  • The Impact of Inequalityby Richard G. Wilkinson

    The New Press 2006; US$ 17.99

    Comparing the United States with other market democracies and one state with another, this book offers irrefutable evidence that unequal societies create poor health, more social conflict, and more violence. Richard Wilkinson, a pioneering social scientist, addresses the growing feelingso common in the United Statesthat modern societies, despite their... more...

  • Health and Povertyby Gijs Walraven

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    There is growing interest and concern about the unacceptable differentials in health between and within countries. This comes out of the realization that poor people will only be able to prosper, and emerge from poverty, if they enjoy better health. Healthy populations are a precondition for sustainable development. Using a novel combination of the... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 28.00

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

  • Smart Medicineby M.D. Dr. William Hanson

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    We're a nation in love with the drama of the medical world?from fast-paced hospital life to the race to discover cures for diseases. In Smart Medicine , William Hanson brings to life the fascinating true world of doctors and nurses and reveals the revolutionary changes that will soon be sweeping through the medical community: pharmacies that double... 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...