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Thoits, Peggy. 2010. “MEDICINE AND SOCIETY”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


The purpose of this course is to examine health, illness, patient-hood, medical professionals, and health care systems with a critical sociological eye. Sociologists often ask somewhat troublesome questions: How are disease rates and death rates distributed by social status? What types of people are benefited, ignored, or even harmed by the medical...

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Medical Sociology
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College 400

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