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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britainby Helen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain in these respects. She has much heartening progress... more...

  • The Common Lotby Margaret Pelling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This important collection of Margaret Pelling's essays brings together her key studies of health, medicine and poverty in Tudor and Stuart England - including a number published here for the first time. They show that - then as now - health and medical care were everyday obsessions of ordinary people in the Tudor and Stuart era. Margaret Pelling's... more...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociologyby William Cockerham

    Wiley 2010; US$ 232.95

    An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism,... more...

  • Medicine as Cultureby Deborah Lupton

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 55.00

    The Third Edition of a seminal text which is widely recommended to upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of health, anthropology, nursing and cultural studies. more...

  • Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policyby Thomas R. Oliver

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 175.00

    Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing health care issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national health care system. The Guide highlights the decision-making cycle... more...

  • Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicineby S. William A. Gunn; Michele Masellis

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 89.99

    This book seeks to define the field of humanitarian medicine. This is the field practiced and advanced by organizations like the UN, WHO, Red Cross, Doctors without Borders, and the International Association of Humanitarian Medicine (IAHM), which all provide medical relief in developing countries as well as war and disaster situations. Co-editors... more...

  • Unhealthy Societiesby Richard G. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Among the developed countries it is not the richest societies which have the best health, but those which have the smallest income differences between rich and poor. Inequality and relative poverty have absolute effects: they increase death rates. But why? How can smaller income differences raise average life expectancy? Using examples from the USA,... more...

  • Healthby Peter Aggleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist, structuralist and feminist sociologists. Aggleton,... more...

  • Vulnerable Populations in the United Statesby Leiyu Shi; Gregory D. Stevens

    Wiley 2004; US$ 78.00

    " . . . an excellent primer for undergraduates and graduate students interested in vulnerable populations and health disparities." -- New England Journal of Medicine, July 7, 2005 "I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive,... more...

  • Organization and Financing of Indigent Hospital Care in South Floridaby Catherine Jackson; Amanda Beatty

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Care for the uninsured is a county responsibility in Florida. This report examines the approaches used by three south Florida counties ? Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach ? to fund care for the indigent and compares their financing mechanisms, types of services provided, patient travel patterns and costs and productivity across hospital ownership... more...