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Rethinking Pills: Fantasies, Realities, Possibilities

Drew Leder

in The Distressed Body: Rethinking Illness, Imprisonment, and Healing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226396071
eISBN:
9780226396248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226396248.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a vast expansion in recent decades. This chapter explores the central role now played by pills in clinical practice, but also in the public imagination. A ... More


Precincts of Care in CAM Research

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Central to the question of methodology in research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the practitioner-patient relationship, the most unambiguously rhetorical element of clinical ... More


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