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Review
. 2011 Aug;199(8):585-91.
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e318225f30b.

The State of the Art in Medical Sociology

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The State of the Art in Medical Sociology

Harris Chaiklin. J Nerv Ment Dis. .

Abstract

This is a review of the state of the art in Medical Sociology. Three approaches are used. One is looking at the work of the pioneers. Another approach involves examining textbooks, books of reading, and handbooks. The third approach is reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. Special attention is given to the way medical sociologists examine issues in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

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