• Title: Stories of Sickness
  • Author: Howard Brody
  • Released: 2002-10-31
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 312
  • ISBN: 0195151399
  • ISBN13: 978-0195151398
  • ASIN: 0195151399
From reviews of the first edition:
"[Brody] shows us how literary criticism and social sciences can be applied to the tales of illness that doctors and patients tell one another....This rational, compassionate book should serve as a splendid text for courses in the medical humanities as they are now taught in medical schools....A pleasure to read."--Gerald Weissmann, M.D., New York Times Book Review

"A detailed, internally consistent philosophy of illness that can structure clinicians' observations and understanding of their patients' unique stories."--Anthony L. Suchman, M.D. Annals of Internal Medicine

"Brody skillfully blends literature, philosophy, and medicine in this volume to illustrate the concept of sickness and its effect upon the person....This book contains remarkable contributions to our philosophical and clinical understanding of the relation between the healing process and the patient narrative."--Choice

About the Author
Howard Brody received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan State University and completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Virginia. He has been on the faculty at Michigan State University since 1980, serving as Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University from 1985 to 2000.

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