A New History of Identity
A Sociology of Medical Knowledge
|Subject||Attitude to Health.
Geneeskunde. -- gtt
History of Medicine.
Humaniteit. -- gtt
Identiteit. -- gtt
Identity (Psychology) -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00966892
Medicine -- History.
Medicine. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01014893
Médecine -- Histoire.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy. -- bisacsh
Social medicine. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01122637
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural. -- bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture. -- bisacsh
Medical texts provide a powerful means of accessing contemporary perceptions of illness and through them assumptions about the nature of the body and identity. By mapping these perceptions, from their 19th century focus on illness located in a biological body through to their 'discovery' of the psycho-social patient of the late 20th century, a history of identity, both physical and psychological, is revealed.