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The editors have compiled a useful anthology of articles devoted to one of the key subjects of medicine: the conceptualization of health and disability. The book is divided into six parts. The initial part deals with basic reflections from a variety of philosophic, social, and economic perspectives. Essays on the role of medicine, the meaning of being healthy and being sick, together with a sociologic analysis of these concepts in terms of American values, and a copy of the constitution guiding the World Health Organization, are included.
The second part provides pertinent historical perspectives and contains original work by notable
Concepts of Health and Disease. Interdisciplinary Perspectives.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:797–798. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-6-797_6
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(6_part_1):797-798.
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