AIDS, Rhetoric, and Medical Knowledge by Alex Preda

By Alex Preda

This 2005 e-book examines the formation of clinical wisdom in regards to the AIDS epidemic within the Eighties and indicates the wider cultural assumptions which grounded this data. Alex Preda highlights the metaphors, narratives, and classifications which framed medical hypotheses in regards to the nature of the infectious agent and its transmission methods and compares those arguments with these utilized in the clinical wisdom approximately SARS. via certain rhetorical research of biomedical courses, the writer exhibits how wisdom approximately epidemics is formed by way of cultural narratives and different types of social inspiration. Preda situates his research within the broader body of the realm probability society, the place clinical wisdom is named upon to aid and form public regulations approximately prevention and overall healthiness upkeep, between others. yet can those regulations keep away from the effect of cultural narratives and of social classifications? The e-book indicates how tradition concerns for prevention and healthiness rules, in addition to with admire to how clinical learn is equipped and funded.

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