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The Resource Hippocratic oaths : medicine and its discontents, Raymond Tallis

Hippocratic oaths : medicine and its discontents, Raymond Tallis

Label
Hippocratic oaths : medicine and its discontents
Title
Hippocratic oaths
Title remainder
medicine and its discontents
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Tallis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hippocratic Oaths blends philosophy, polemic, and over thirty years of professional medical experience to create an analysis of modern medicine. It challenges our preconceptions about the nature of medicine, and examines unflinchingly the disjunction between the healthcare we believe we are entitled to, and the difficult realities of what is possible." "Tallis looks at the truth behind current dissatisfaction with healthcare; why medicine requires us to approach our bodies in counterintuitive ways; and why the exploding popularity of alternative therapies is bad for doctors and patients alike."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Tallis, Raymond
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Medicine
  • Medical care
  • Mind and body
Label
Hippocratic oaths : medicine and its discontents, Raymond Tallis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • (very) personal introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • medicine-taking animal : a philosophical overture.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • miracle of scientific medicine.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • coming of age of the youngest science.
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Communication, time, waiting.
  • p. 43
  • 5.
  • Power and trust.
  • p. 74
  • 6.
  • Enemies of progress.
  • p. 109
  • 7.
  • Representations and reality.
  • p. 186
  • 8.
  • 'Meagre increments' : the supposed failure of success.
  • p. 225
  • 9.
  • end of medicine as a profession?.
  • p. 239
  • 10.
  • 'Everyone has to die sometime'.
  • p. 261
  • Envoi.
  • p. 275
Control code
r20001225213
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 342 p.
Isbn
9781843541264
Label
Hippocratic oaths : medicine and its discontents, Raymond Tallis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • (very) personal introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • medicine-taking animal : a philosophical overture.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • miracle of scientific medicine.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • coming of age of the youngest science.
  • p. 28
  • 4.
  • Communication, time, waiting.
  • p. 43
  • 5.
  • Power and trust.
  • p. 74
  • 6.
  • Enemies of progress.
  • p. 109
  • 7.
  • Representations and reality.
  • p. 186
  • 8.
  • 'Meagre increments' : the supposed failure of success.
  • p. 225
  • 9.
  • end of medicine as a profession?.
  • p. 239
  • 10.
  • 'Everyone has to die sometime'.
  • p. 261
  • Envoi.
  • p. 275
Control code
r20001225213
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 342 p.
Isbn
9781843541264

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