AIDS, Rhetoric, and medical knowledge

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages276
ISBN (Electronic)9780511499418
ISBN (Print)9780521837705
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Alex Preda 2005 and Cambridge University Press, 2009.

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