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Early Sociology of Health and Illness

Edited By

Kevin White



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ISBN 9780415252010
Published July 25, 2001 by Routledge
2560 Pages

 
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Providing access to historical sources on the development of the sociology of medicine, this set includes documents and articles from the mid-nineteenth century through to the early twentieth. The period was one of transition - from a belief in the religious and natural causes of disease, to first a social then a scientific explanation.
The set also charts the historical development of the sociology of health: the concept of health, its extension to workers, women and children, and its consolidation as a key social feature of nineteenth century capitalist societies.