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Great companion to medical sociology
on 22 June 2004
This revised and updated version of Sociology as Applied to Medicine promises a comprehensive readable introduction to medical sociology, and certainly does deliver. Its nineteen chapters cover topics ranging from the Doctor-Patient Relationship, through Health and Healthcare of Ethnic Minority Groups, to Organizing and Funding Health Care. Each one is meticulously referenced, covering both current journals and classic sociological texts. Important theories and studies are summarised, saving busy medical students the chore of trawling through the daunting original papers, and every paragraph is highly relevant. This is the ideal stand-alone companion to most current courses of medical sociology.