Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence: Conundrums in Modern American Medicine

Rutgers University Press, 2009年11月13日 - 270 頁
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Employing historical and contemporary data and case studies, the authors also examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between rhetoric and reality and the weaknesses in diagnosis and treatment.

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Rhetoric and Reality in Modern American Medicine
Medical Rivalry and Etiological Speculation The Case of Peptic Ulcer
How Theory Makes Bad Practice The Case of Tonsillectomy
How Science Tries to Explain Deadly Diseases Coronary Heart Disease and Cancer
Transforming Amorphous Stress in Discrete Disorders The Case of Anxiety
Depression Creating Consensus from Diagnostic Confusion
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder The Result of Abnormal Environments or Abnormal Individuals?
Where Do We Go From Here?

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Gerald N. Grob is the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University. He has written extensively, including The Dilemma of Federal Mental Health Policy: Radical Reform or Incremental Change? (Rutgers University Press). Allan V. Horwitz is a professor of sociology and dean for social and behavioral sciences at Rutgers University and the coauthor of The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Ordinary Misery into Depressive Disorder.