Doctors and Their Patients: A Social History

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Transaction Publishers - Medical - 316 pages

With every passing year, the mutual mistrust between doctor and patient widens, as doctors retreat into resentment and patients become increasingly disillusioned with the quality of care. Rich in anecdote as well as science Doctors and Their Patients describes how both have arrived at this sad shape.

 

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Contents

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7
PREFACE
15
CHAPTER TWO THE TRADITIONAL DOCTOR
26
CHAPTER THREE THE TRADITIONAL PATIENT
55
CHAPTER FOUR THE RISE OF THE MODERN DOCTOR
75
CHAPTER FIVE THE MAKING OF THE MODERN PATIENT
107
CHAPTER SIX DISEASE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ORIGIN
140
CHAPTER SEVEN THE POSTMODERN DOCTOR
179
CHAPTER EIGHT THE POSTMODERN PATIENT
211
CHAPTER NINE PSYCHOLOGICAL DISEASE
241
The Decline in the Healing Power
252
NOTES
261
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
302
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