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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 26 Mar 2010
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This is one of those books that can shift perspectives and change one's attitudes to major issues. Lots has been written about Marmot's work and I won't repeat the main arguments here. Just to say that Marmot focuses on the often poorly understood world of the psycho-social - a world interrelated with but also different from the worlds of individual choice, genetic predisposition, and the incidence of disease. As someone working in the fields of psychotherapy and in community health, I really hope that this book and the results of other epidemiological research continues to develop and to have a meaningful impact on government policy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important science, well explained, 12 Sep 2013
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This book explains some important concepts and summarises the evidence clearly. A great place to begin if you want an introduction to the literature on health inequalities. Prepare to be persuaded by Marmot's point of view.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration, by numbers, 11 Jun 2004
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Michael Marmot's mastery of complex, multi-factorial epidemiological "puzzles" finds a crystal clear output in this revelatory book. Status Syndrome brings together many themes around the social determinants of health and makes clear for a broad readership (including opinion leaders in health and social policy!) why reducing social inequalities is so important for the health of populations.
I will certainly be recommending it for my public health trainees, and I hope professionals from many backgrounds with the potential to create a more cohesive, trustworthy and co-operative society will also read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A giant of a book and intellectual thought by a very individual person., 1 Sep 2014
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Michael Marmot is way ahead of our time and place, and deserves all our attention if health is not to be terminally consigned to economic exploitation by all those who turn it into zero-sum games -where the patient's loss is medicalised gain- for profit, position, or power, or indeed all three. You simply must read this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars st sy, 13 Sep 2010
needed this book for my degree course. very cheap on amazon. good read even if you are not studying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent book, written by a scientist who has done ..., 19 Aug 2014
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This is an excellent book, written by a scientist who has done some outstanding research and knows what he's talking about. My only criticism is he does not refer to the 8 skills of healthy, happy, successful people, which clearly underpin his findings.
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