A History of Medical Care
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This chapter describes the history of modern medicine and the growth in popularity of medical science. This requires a description of the experimental scientific foundations of medical science. Next, the successes and shortcomings of the biomedical model, that is, the disease- or pathology model of illness, are explored. This is followed by a description of holistic medicine, specifically the salutogenic model of Aaron Antonovsky. It is maintained that both pathogenic and salutogenic models of health miss the blind-spot described in the introduction.