In what sense is contemporary medicine dualistic?

  title={In what sense is contemporary medicine dualistic?},
  author={Marianne Sullivan},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  volume={10 4},
Medicine's inability to humanely respond to the concerns of its patients has often been attributed to its Cartesian dualism of mind and body. More recently, this inability has been ascribed to medicine's penchant for isolating biological disease as its sole proper concern to the exclusion of experienced illness. This dualism of disease and illness is claimed to be an outgrowth of the Cartesian dualism but the differences and similarities between these two forms of dualism is not clear. This… CONTINUE READING
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