AIDS, Rhetoric, and Medical Knowledge (Hardcover)

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Examining the formation of scientific knowledge about the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Alex Preda highlights the metaphors, narratives, and classifications which framed scientific hypotheses about the nature of the infectious agent and its transmission. Preda compares these arguments with those used in the scientific analysis of SARS. He demonstrates how scientific knowledge about epidemics is shaped by cultural narratives and categories of social thought through a detailed review of biomedical publications.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521837705
ISBN-10: 0521837707
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: November 29th, 2004
Pages: 290
Language: English