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Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings

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Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520067517
ISBN-13: 9780520067516
Number of pages: 260

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An ailment that has long challenged the medical profession, hypochondria is essentially a transmutation of emotional or psychological problems into physical disabilities deemed socially acceptable. Baur examines this wide-spread malady through the prism of multiple disciplines: anthropology, sociology, psychology, and medicine, demonstrating that both symptoms and treatment express cultural and social biases.

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