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Author Saks, Mike.

Title Professions and the public interest : medical power, altruism and alternative medicine / Mike Saks
Published London ; New York : Routledge, [1995]


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Description 316 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Pt. I. Sociology, professions and the public interest: a research framework. 1. The sociology of professions and the professional altruism ideal: a critical review. 2. The development of a viable conception of the public interest. 3. The role of professions: power, interests and causality -- Pt. II. An empirical application: the response of the medical profession to acupuncture in Britain. 4. Alternative medicine: the case of acupuncture. 5. Potential explanations for the rejection of acupuncture in Britain. 6. Acupuncture and British medicine: the influence of professional power and interests. 7. The medical reception of acupuncture in Britain: professional ideologies and the public interest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-299) and indexes
Subject Acupuncture -- Great Britain -- History.
Social medicine.
LC no. 94009582
ISBN 0415018056
0415116686 (paperback)