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Author Freidson, Eliot, 1923-2005.

Title Profession of medicine : a study of the sociology of applied knowledge / Eliot Freidson ; with a new afterword by the author.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1988.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.46 FREI    AVAILABLE
Edition University of Chicago Press ed.
Physical description xix, 419 pages ; 22 cm
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, c1970.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary Editor's IntroductionPrefaceIntroductionPart I. The Formal Organization of a Profession1. The Emergence of Medicine as a Consulting Profession2. Political Organization and Professional Autonomy3. The Medical Division of Labor4. The Form Characteristics of a ProfessionPart II. The Organization of Professional Performance5. Everyday Work Settings of the Professional6. Patterns of Practice in the Hospital7. The Test of Autonomy; Professional Self-Regulation8. The Clinical Mentality9. Profession as Organization--Formal and InformalPart III. The Social Construction of Illness10. Illness as Social Deviance11. Sociological Types of Illness12. The Professional Construction of Concepts of Illness13. The Lay Construction of Illness14. The Social Organization of IllnessPart IV. Consulting Professions in a Free Society15. The Limits of Professional Knowledge16. The Limits of Professional AutonomyAfterwordIndex of NamesIndex of Subjects
Subject Medicine.
Social medicine.
ISBN 0226262286