Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings
by Susan Baur
Publisher: University of California Press 1989
Number of pages: 260
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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