Author:Anand Zachariah, R. Srivatsan & Susie Tharu (Eds)


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Towards a Critical Medical Practice: Reflections on the Dilemmas of Medical Culture Today

By: Anand Zachariah, R. Srivatsan & Susie Tharu (Eds)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2010

Seller ID: 101929

ISBN: 8125040919

Condition: New

High medical costs, the impersonality of technology-intensive speciality medicine and the difficulty in accessing curative primary care constitute a crisis for medicine in India. Towards a Critical Medical Practice is the outcome of a dialogue between a self-critical medicine and the new social sciences that offers original perspectives on the crisis. A set of historical studies provides fresh insights into the dilemmas that surround cholera, kalaazar, post-traumatic stress disorder, ischemic heart disease, and undernutrition in contemporary India. Another group of papers argue that the public... View more info