The fifth edition of this classic textbook that to explore the origins, nature and context of illness in society, and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between health, health care and the society in which it occurs. Divided into 14 clinically relevant chapters (from Going to the Doctor, through to The Social Role of Medicine), this highly readable book gives a coherent, integrated account that will enable students to understand 'illness behaviour' and what lies behind a given patient's decision to see a doctor about this problem, now.
The author is, in addition to being a highly acclaimed medical sociologist, a clinician by training and experience who understands the practical importance of the fundamental concepts that guide his specialty.
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David Armstrong, Reader in Sociology as Applied to Medicine, United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy's, King's, and St. Thomas's Hospitals, London, UKReview:
`There are few books where the match between biographer and subject comes off so well as here. This is an impressive book which will, without doubt, become the standard life for years ahead.'
Financial Times Weekend section, 4 October 1997
`massive new biography ... The depth and extent of the research is obvious. As befits one of the most distinguished historians of the Labour Party, Morgan is excellent on the political context of Callaghan's career.'
The Sunday Telegraph Review section, 21 September 1997
`There is certainly nothing sketchy about Kenneth O Morgan's new stately study of his career. It is voluminous almost in a Victorian sense ... Morgan has had access to all the 55 boxes of Callaghan's private papers and has trawled though them to impressive effect ... This is a biography that
gathers strength as it goes along, and the author not only writes better but argues more persuasively as he come to what he calls "the dying fall" of his subject's career in No. 10.'
The Sunday Times Book section, 14 September 1997
`The book succeeds ... This is a hugely valuable 'life and times' written with the considerable benefit of access to Callaghan's private archive'
The Observer Review section, 14 September 1997
`important new study ... a superb portrait and a fascinating work of historical scholarship that will become a classic text.'
The Guardian g2 section, 25 September 1997
`The challenge facing his official biographer is ... substantial. In 800 elegantly written pages Morgan meets this challenge and corrects an important imbalance in the literature on contemporary Britain. ... Morgan convincingly shows Callaghan as a substantial and interesting political figure.
... this is a classic political life, critical, well-balanced, compellingly written; a traditional life and times treatment of a central figure of the age.'
The Times, 25 September 1997
`It is very substantial and scholarly, and by no means uncritical in its assessments.'
Evening Standard (London), 15 September 1997
`There is careful, shrewd and analytical criticism running through many of the chapters as he examines Callaghan's role in all four of the major offices of state that has given Jim Callagham a unique political record.'
Tribune, 3 October 1997
`subtle and penetrating biography ... Morgan has given us a rich and satifying account of an underrated Prime Minister, His greatest achievement ... is to challenge the determinism implicit in both the Thatcherite and the New Labour interpretations of the history of the 1970s and 1980s; to
give due weight to contingency and to depict his hero as a fallible human being rather than as the puppet of an ineluctable fate.'
Times Literary Supplement
`subtle and persuasive ... has not only rescued the reputation of an under-rated prime minister and illuminated some of the most complex episodes in the recent history of the Labour Party.'
New Statesman and Society
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