Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor:
Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA;
David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library,
Journal Review Editor.
Friedman’s collection demonstrates that the sutures holding together
the institutions and discourses that comprise medicine and media are tightly
bound. To the title, readers can add an array of other cultural factors also
discussed throughout the book that provide the conceptual underpinnings of
situated medical practice, including governmental regulations; national and
international events, trends, and movements; technological innovations; consumer
expectations; and social priorities regarding the individuals, environments,
and mechanisms that together create both the possibilities and boundaries
for medicine, past, present, and future.
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