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A condition of doubt : the meanings of hypochondria / Catherine Belling.

  • Belling, Catherine Francis.
Date
[2012], ©2012
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012], ©2012.

Physical description

x, 281 pages ; cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-272) and index.

Contents

That within : biologies of hypochondria -- Medicine's ghost : the unnatural history of an unreliable idea -- Swimming in the dark : the hypochondriac in the body -- Contested authority : an expert patient lectures the physicians -- Hating hypochondriacs : stigma and stereotype -- Dangerous fearlessness : the formation of physicians -- Be informed : medical knowledge -- Be responsible : cautionary tales -- Be afraid : horror stories -- How can I tell? Professing hypochondria -- The story that won't begin : hypochondria's narrative structure -- Unreliable historians : hypochondria's narrators.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
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ISBN

  • 9780199892365
  • 0199892369