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"Concise and well-argued... essential reading for anyone interested in genetics, disease, and the meaning of race."

"Practitioners of the future will have to take these separate histories into account as this new era unfolds."


"Perfectly suited for use in teaching the history of medicine and health... At once concise, readable, and demanding in its parsimony. It should not be missed by anyone who cares about the emerging shape of health care in the age of genomic medicine."

"The book deserves to be read by a large public—and in particular by those who are in charge of, or concerned with, decisions about health politics."

"The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine brings into focus intriguing concepts at the intersection of science and society... This book ought to encourage others to produce biosocial histories of this kind."

"The authors are two historians of health care policy and politics, and their well-researched account of the 'genetic revolution' reveals drama and intrigue rarely seen in descriptions of medical history."

"No book brings together contemporary understandings of genetics as a social rather than a biological project as nicely as The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine. This book, accessible to both scholars and general readers, greatly contributes to our understanding of the ways in which concepts developed in genetic medicine influence people's definitions of ethnicity and race."

The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine
Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease
Publication Date: 29 May 2006
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Page Count: 264 pages
ISBN: 9780801883262