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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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...

  • Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Healthby Clare Bambra

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the effects on health and inequalities in health of work and unemployment, drawing upon international evidence from occupational health and epidemiology as well as the social sciences. It examines various health outcomes including mental health, musculoskeletal pain, mortality and self-reported general health. more...

  • Cultural Fault Lines in Healthcareby Michael C. Brannigan

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 34.99

    An invaluable work especially for professionals and students in health care, bioethics, humanities, cultural studies, and for the educated lay reader, this volume offers a critical reflection on cultural competence and awareness in health care, an arena where world views and values often collide. more...

  • Praxisbuch Unfallchirurgieby Bernhard Weigel; Michael L. Nerlich

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 213.20

    Das Nachschlagewerk für die tägliche Operationsroutine bietet das Grundlagenwissen der Unfallchirurgie: von den Behandlungsmethoden für Verletzungen der einzelnen Körperregionen bis zum Zusatzwissen für den Klinikalltag, u. a. Sonographie und Begutachtung. Die Operationstechniken werden detailliert und exakt beschrieben und in zahlreichen Abbildungen... more...

  • The Cult and Science of Public Healthby Kevin Dew

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 27.95

    In contemporary manifestations of public health rituals and events, people are being increasingly united around what they hold in common-their material being and humanity. As a cult of humanity, public health provides a moral force in society that replaces 'traditional' religions in times of great diversity or heterogeneity of peoples, activities... more...

  • Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicineby Fran Collyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book studies the sociology of health and medicine across three different countries, the USA, UK and Australia, examining the nature of disciplines and their specialties and posing sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations. more...