Anne hunsaker hawkins reconstructing illness studies in pathography west lafayette ind purdue university press 1993 xiv 217 pp cloth bound 2800 paperback 1475 reconstructing illness is the culmination of a series of articles that anne hunsaker hawkins has written over the past decade about path ographies. Publication of this second edition of reconstructing illness attests to the impact that the first edition of the book has had in medical humanities scholarship in effect hawkins helped to launch and legitimate for study a new literary genre. Serious illness and mortality those most universal unavoidable and frightening of human experiences are the focus of this pioneering study which has been hailed as a telling and provocative commentary on our times. The author has found that pathographies book length personal accounts of illnesss her term are mainly a post 1950 phenomenon perhaps because illness has become divorced from everyday life while medicine has come to focus on illness in isolation from the person. Serious illness and mortality those most universal unavoidable and frightening of human experiences are the focus of this pioneering study which has been hailed as a telling and provocative commentary on our times as modern medicine has become more scientific and dispassionate a new literary genre as emerged pathography the personal narrative concerning illness treatment and
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