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Medicine & Culture


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A classic comparative study of medicine and national culture, Medicine and Culture shows us that while doctors regard themselves as servants of science, they are often prisoners of custom. The United States, England, Germany, and France have equivalent life expectancy rates, yet medical treatment differs enormously from country to country. A new foreword by the author examines the trend toward evidence-based medicine and addresses the substantial changes in medical culture since 1988, including the proliferation of alternative medicine and the changing face of medicine in the European Community since the fall of Communism.

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ISBN: 9780805048032
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Language: English
Page Count: 204
Size: 8.58" l x 5.51" w x 0.58"
Series: N/A

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Medical Health Care Delivery