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November 1953

The Conception of Disease: Its History, Its Versions, and Its Nature.

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By Walther Riese, M.D. Price, $3.75. Pp. 120. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 E. 40th St., New York 16, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(5):765. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240230165018

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Abstract

A brief philosophical excursion as to the conception of disease. The reviewer, who has always had difficulty in understanding technical philosophical writing, is not quite clear with this book as to all the author means. For example (p. 94), "The only teleological conception of disease standing the test of critical reasoning is that of an inner teleological or quasipurposeful arrangement and organization of its constituents, i. e., its symptoms."

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