Disease causality and politics.

  title={Disease causality and politics.},
  author={Sheila Tesh},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={6 3},
  • Sheila Tesh
  • Published 1981 in Journal of health politics, policy and law
This article distinguishes three current theories that purport to account for the etiology of chronic diseases: a germ theory, a lifestyle theory and an environmental theory. Since each of these proposals about disease causality implies a different locus of responsibility for disease prevention, the medical disputes surrounding the theories often mask more fundamental political controversies over the proper organization of society. This article reports briefly on the medical debate accompanying… CONTINUE READING

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