• Publications
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The tyranny of diagnosis: specific entities and individual experience.
  • C. Rosenberg
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Milbank quarterly
  • 1 June 2002
TLDR
The articulation and acceptance of specific disease entities constitute one of the most important intellectual and cultural events of the past two centuries and can no longer remain invisible if the authors are to understand contemporary medicine as both a social and a technological system. Expand
What is an epidemic? AIDS in historical perspective.
TLDR
This chapter was a product of the academic world's collective response to AIDS and tried to abstract and present the narrative structure of an epidemic as historically experienced. Expand
The Care of Strangers: The Rise of America's Hospital System
This widely acclaimed history traces every facet of the hospital's social and professional transformations. Many of today's obsessions with technology, rigid bureaucracy, and uncontrolled cost can beExpand
Hormone replacement therapy, cancer, controversies, and women’s health: historical, epidemiological, biological, clinical, and advocacy perspectives
TLDR
It was found that understanding the evolving and contending knowledge on hormones and health requires considering its societal context, including the impact of the pharmaceutical industry, the biomedical emphasis on individualised risk and preventive medicine, and the gendering of hormones. Expand
Contested Boundaries: psychiatry, disease, and diagnosis
  • C. Rosenberg
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 2015
TLDR
Even in the era of reductionist hopes, psychopharmaceutical practice, and corporate strategies, the legitimacy of many putative disease categories will remain contested, and the use of the specific disease entity model will always be a reductionist means to achieve necessarily holistic ends. Expand
Contested Boundaries: psychiatry, disease, and diagnosis
  • C. Rosenberg
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in biology and medicine
  • 27 July 2006
TLDR
Even in the era of reductionist hopes, psychopharmaceutical practice, and corporate strategies, the legitimacy of many putative disease categories will remain contested, and the use of the specific disease entity model will always be a reductionist means to achieve necessarily holistic ends. Expand
FRAMING DISEASE : ILLNESS, SOCIETY, AND HISTORY
TLDR
This chapter was written originally to serve as the introduction to a volume made up of case studies in the framing of particular ills, ranging from coronary thrombosis to anorexia, from rheumatic fever to silicosis. Expand
Explaining Epidemics: and Other Studies in the History of Medicine
TLDR
The past in the present: using medical history Index shows how institutions and medical care have changed over time and how ideas as actors have changed as well. Expand
Meanings, policies, and medicine: on the bioethical enterprise and history.
tive, though its most egregious symptoms present themselves in these interrelated forms. One need only pick up a newspaper or magazine to be reminded of the omnipresent and multidimen sional natureExpand
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