Turning a practice into a science: reconceptualizing postwar medical practice.

@article{Berg1995TurningAP,
  title={Turning a practice into a science: reconceptualizing postwar medical practice.},
  author={Marc Berg},
  journal={Social studies of science},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={437-76}
}
  • Marc Berg
  • Published 1995 in Social studies of science
In recent years, many editorials in leading North American medical journals have argued that medical practice is seriously flawed. Ofter, decision-support techniques are mentioned as a potential solution to this problem. I argue that these recent calls embody a specific reconceptualization of medical practice and its problems. Within the postwar medical literature, divergent discourses on the virtues and troubles of postwar medical practice can be found. Through a focus on medical editorials, I… CONTINUE READING