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Hidden Arguments: Political Ideology and Disease Prevention Policy Pdf

Hidden Arguments 0813513154

Book Detail
Release: 1988-02-01
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Binding: Paperback
ISBN/ASIN: 0813513154
Format: hardcover, kindle, PDF, EPUB

Hidden Arguments pdf

In this provocative book, Sylvia Tesh shows how "politics masquerades as science" in the debates over the causes and prevention of disease.Tesh argues that ideas about the causes of disease which dominate policy at any given time or place are rarely determined by scientific criteria alone. The more critical factors are beliefs about how much government can control industry, who should take risks when scientists are uncertain, and whether the individual or society has the ultimate responsibility for health. Tesh argues that instead of lamenting the presence of this extra-scientific reasoning, it should be brought out of hiding and welcomed. She illustrates her position by analyzing five different theories of disease causality that have vied for dominance during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and discusses in detail the political implications of each theory. Tesh also devotes specific chapters to the multicausal theory of disease, to health education policy in Cuba Download Hidden Arguments for free via rapidshare, mediafire, 4shared, dropBox, uploading, fileserve

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