The biomedical standardization of premenstrual syndrome.

@article{Knaapen2008TheBS,
  title={The biomedical standardization of premenstrual syndrome.},
  author={L. Knaapen and G. Weisz},
  journal={Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          120-34
        }
}
  • L. Knaapen, G. Weisz
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences
This essay traces the history of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in French, British, and American medical literature from 1950 to 2004. Aetiological theories, treatments and diagnostic criteria have varied over time and place, reflecting local conditions and changing notions of objectivity and evidence. During the 1970s researchers in each nation utilised different research strategies to overcome variation and contradictory results characteristic of PMS research. Since the 1980s, attempts have been… Expand
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