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Publisher Comments:

"Their book deserves to be in the libraries of medical schools and schools of public health. Recommended."

Choice"The case study structure of the book nicely reflects the authors' disciplinary interests and is justified by the burden of their argument--which turns on the complex and contingent nature of the historical and sociological processes through which diseases are defined and managed."

Charles Rosenberg, author of Our Present Complaint: American Medicine, Then and Now"Through a series of fascinating cases, Grob and Horwitz show how the diagnostic and treatment rhetoric of medicine and psychiatry often far exceeds the scientific evidence. A significant contribution to our understanding of medicalization."Peter Conrad, Brandeis University, author of The Medicalization of Society: On the Transformation of Human Conditions into Treatable Disorders"This book is an outstanding collection of highly informative and well-written articles that aim to provide the reader with an understanding of the complexities of diagnosis and treatment in some important chronic diseases, from peptic ulcers to post-traumatic stress disorder. The authors bring together into one book a variety of medical conditions that have been discussed in different places, and do so in a format where they can be compared and their similarities and differences presented."

William Rothstein University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Synopsis:

Employing historical and contemporary data and case studies, the authors also examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between rhetoric and reality and the weaknesses in diagnosis and treatment.

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In Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence, Gerald N. Grob and Allan V. Horwitz employ historical and contemporary data and case studies, combining into one book a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. They utilize case studies and examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between rhetoric and reality and the weaknesses in diagnosis and treatment.

About the Author

Gerald N. Grob is the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University. He has written extensively, including The Dilemma of Federal Mental Health Policy: Radical Reform or Incremental Change? (Rutgers University Press).
 
Allan V. Horwitz is a professor of sociology and dean for social and behavioral sciences at Rutgers University and the coauthor of The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Ordinary Misery into Depressive Disorder.

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1 Rhetoric and Reality in Modern American Medicine

Chapter 2 Medical Rivalry and Etiological Speculation

Chapter 3 How Theory Makes Bad Practice

Chapter 4 How Science Tries to Explain Deadly Diseases

Chapter 5 Transforming Amorphous Stress into Discrete Disorders

Chapter 6 Creating Consensus From Diagnostic Confusion

Chapter 7 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Where Do We Go From Here?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813546711
Author:
Grob, Gerald N.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Horwitz, Allan V.
Author:
Horwitz, Allan
Author:
Grob, Gerald
Subject:
Diagnosis
Subject:
Social medicine -- United States.
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
History
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
270
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties

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Employing historical and contemporary data and case studies, the authors also examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between rhetoric and reality and the weaknesses in diagnosis and treatment.
"Synopsis" by , In Diagnosis, Therapy, and Evidence, Gerald N. Grob and Allan V. Horwitz employ historical and contemporary data and case studies, combining into one book a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. They utilize case studies and examine tonsillectomy, cancer, heart disease, PTSD, anxiety, and depression, and identify differences between rhetoric and reality and the weaknesses in diagnosis and treatment.
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