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Lesser HarmsThe Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Lesser Harms: The Morality of Risk in Medical Research

Sydney A. Halpern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314518
eISBN:
9780226314532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314532.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Research physicians face intractable dilemmas when they consider introducing new medical procedures. Innovations carry the promise of preventing or curing life-threatening diseases, but they can also ... More

Not TonightMigraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health

Joanna Kempner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226179018
eISBN:
9780226179292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226179292.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Headache disorders are often dismissed. Yet migraine is a serious problem for millions of people. Epidemiologists estimate that as many as 37 million adult Americans (or 12% of the adult population) ... More

PostmortemHow Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

Stefan Timmermans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803982
eISBN:
9780226804002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804002.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

As elected coroners came to be replaced by medical examiners with scientific training, the American public became fascinated with their work. From the grisly investigations showcased on highly rated ... More

The Renewal of GenerosityIllness, Medicine, and How to Live

The Renewal of Generosity: Illness, Medicine, and How to Live

Arthur W. Frank

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226260150
eISBN:
9780226260259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226260259.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Contemporary health care often lacks generosity of spirit, even when treatment is most efficient. Too many patients are left unhappy with how they are treated, and too many medical professionals feel ... More

Saving Babies?The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Saving Babies?: The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening

Stefan Timmermans and Mara Buchbinder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924977
eISBN:
9780226924991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924991.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

It has been close to six decades since Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA and more than ten years since the human genome was decoded. Today, through the collection and analysis of a ... More

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