Genetic Medicine: A Logic of Disease (Paperback)
  • Genetic Medicine: A Logic of Disease (Paperback)

Genetic Medicine: A Logic of Disease (Paperback)

Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 15/09/2003
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In Genetic Medicine: A Logic of Disease, Barton Childs demonstrates that knowledge of the ways both genes and environment contribute to disease provides a rational basis for medical thinking. This "genetic" medicine, he explains, should help the physician use the results of laboratory tests to perceive the uniqueness of the patient as well as that of the family and the cultural conditions in which the patient's condition arose. Childs thus provides a conceptual framework within which to teach and practice a humane medicine.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801874420
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm

Barton Childs's book is erudite and informative. -- Rodney Harris * Human Genetics *
The author gives us new ways of looking at old medical disorders and offers plenty of food for thought to stimulate changes in current thinking. -- Virginia E. Kimonis * Teaching and Learning in Medicine *
This book is highly recommended for a wide variety of audiences in addition to physicians and medical students: ethicists, anthropologists, social workers, nurses, and other members of the health profession. Hospital administrators, insurance personnel, and lawyers could also benefit, particularly in this day of managed care. Members of curriculum committees of medical schools and public health schools could also benefit. Fortunately, some of Childs's concepts are being applied to medical teaching already, but I know of no better synthesis in one book. -- James E. Bowman * Perspectives in Biology and Medicine *

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