SOSC 2150 Lecture Notes - Heroic Medicine, Germ Theory Of Disease, Humorism

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4 Jan 2013
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Both popular perceptions are shaped today based on biomedical and health model (how we understand our health and our body) Reading: biomedicine has become potent land to which we culturally interpret and understand and seek to Models a tool to help identify dominant aspect of institution or model system, useful to social science to analyze a deeper understanding of institution and social system that"s being examined. Models allows us to theorize about causal effects (why things are the way they are); influenced and shaped formal health policies. Emerged late 1800s (prior to that, health care communities only had physicians known as allopath) Humoral theory the body was composed of four elements, each elements corresponded to body parts and constellations of symptoms. = health = balance between four elements allopaths belief: if you felt sick then it"s the imbalance of people. Laboratory studies => bacteriology and germ theory => doctrine of specific etiology. Infectious disease rose during the industrial economy.

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