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AuthorCutter, Mary Ann G. author
TitleReframing Disease Contextually [electronic resource] / by Mary Ann G. Cutter
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
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Descript XII, 195 p. online resource


Reframing Disease Contextually will be of particular interest to philosophers of medicine, bioethicists, and philosophers. It may also be of value to medical professionals, historians of western medicine, and health policy makers who take interest in the conceptual foundations of medicine. This book: - provides an overview of key debates in the history of modern western medicine on the nature, knowledge, and value of disease; - illustrates how these debates relate; - provides a "contextual" or "localized" way of understanding disease; - includes case studies of e.g. AIDS, genetic disease, and gendered disease; - conveys the importance of the intersection and interrelation between and among factors that make up disease; - illustrates how bioethical discussions about disease naming, classification, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment are part of a much greater discussion in philosophy of medicine


1. Introduction -- 2. The Development of Disease: The Case of Aids -- 3. The Nature of Disease -- 4. Knowing Disease -- 5. Knowing and Treating Disease -- 6. The Role of Values in Disease -- 7. A Geography of Values in Disease -- 8. The Context of Disease -- 9. Concepts of Genetic Disease -- 10. Concepts of Gendered Disease -- 11. Conclusion -- References

Philosophy Medicine -- Philosophy Medicine -- History Medical ethics Philosophy Philosophy of Medicine Theory of Medicine/Bioethics History of Medicine


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