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Author Crellin, J. K.

Title A social history of medicines in the twentieth century : to be taken three times a day / John K. Crellin
Published New York : Pharmaceutical Products Press, 2004


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Description xi, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents The big canvas: issues and context -- Some key questions -- Social validation of medicines -- Regionalism in the story of medicines -- Organization of the book -- Rural scenes -- Public/community health -- Colonialism -- Writing the story -- Prelude: seventeenth to nineteenth centuries -- An early search for new remedies -- Interfaces: conventional medicines, self-care, and commercialism -- Weakness and social conditions -- Prevention and treatment -- The medicines -- Pharmacological effects, cascades and social validation -- Authority and patients faith -- Authority and prescription medicines -- Authority, gatekeeping, and responsibilities -- Authority: the druggists role -- The challenges of change -- Validation, rejection, ambivalence, and four themes -- Theme 1: accommodating new medicines -- Theme 2: patients dependence and professional gatekeeping -- Theme 3: public confidence: challenges and responses --
Theme 4: changing relationships: from compliance to concordance -- Epilogue. Do we need a new therapeutics?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Drugs -- North America -- History -- 20th century.
Drugs -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Drug utilization -- North America -- History -- 20th century.
Drug utilization -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
History, 20th Century.
Prescriptions, Drug -- history
Drug Therapy -- history.
Social Change -- history.
United States.
United Kingdom.
LC no. 2003012397
ISBN 0789018446 hardcover alkaline paper
0789018454 soft alkaline paper