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Introduction

  • William E. Stempsey
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Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 63)

Abstract

This is a book about the philosophy of diagnosis. Diagnosis lies at the heart of the practice of medicine. It is part of the physician’s everyday experience. Yet the philosophical presuppositions that underlie this common but complex practice are seldom considered by physicians.

Keywords

Mental Illness Social Constructivism Pneumococcal Pneumonia Somatic Disease Logical Empiricism 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • William E. Stempsey
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  1. 1.College of the Holy CrossWorcesterUSA

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