Medical Thinking: A Historical Preface by Lester Snow KingMedical Thinking: A Historical Preface by Lester Snow King

Medical Thinking: A Historical Preface

byLester Snow King

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Lester S. King, M.D., focuses on those aspects of medicine that remain constant through the centuries--the problems that doctors always face and the critical judgment needed to solve them. According to Dr. King, modern technological advances are really new ways of answering old questions, while the basic modes of medical thinking have not changed.

Originally published in 1982.

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Title:Medical Thinking: A Historical PrefaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691612609

ISBN - 13:9780691612607

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Table of Contents


  • FrontMatter,pg. i
  • PREFACE,pg. v
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS,pg. ix
  • Chapter 1. Persistent Problems of Medicine,pg. 5
  • Chapter 2. Consumption: The Story of a Disease,pg. 16
  • Chapter 3. Signs and Symptoms,pg. 73
  • Chapter 4. Diagnosis,pg. 90
  • Chapter 5. Classification,pg. 105
  • Chapter 6. Disease and Health,pg. 131
  • Chapter 7. The Clinical Entity and the Disease Entity,pg. 146
  • Chapter 8. When, Where, and What Is the Disease?,pg. 165
  • Chapter 9. The Causes of Disease: I,pg. 187
  • Chapter 10. The Causes of Disease: II,pg. 204
  • Chapter 11. Reflections on Blood-Letting,pg. 227
  • Chapter 12. What Is a Fact?,pg. 247
  • Chapter 13. The Scientific Method, So-called,pg. 267
  • Chapter 14. "Scientific Medicine",pg. 294
  • EPILOGUE,pg. 311
  • NOTES,pg. 319
  • INDEX,pg. 331