Illness experience and therapeutic choice: Evidence from modern Japan

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Abstract

This article presents a history of medicine from the patients viewpoint. Using archival materials from the Takinogawa Health Survey, conducted in Tokyo in 1938, the article examines differences in self-reported morbidity according to patients' ages and genders. It also examines differences in their choices of treatment according to income. The article proposes to understand these differences with reference to sociocultural, biological, and economic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-534
Number of pages20
JournalSocial Science History
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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history of medicine
biological factors
sociocultural factors
economic factors
morbidity
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income
gender
health
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Illness
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Illness experience and therapeutic choice : Evidence from modern Japan. / Suzuki, Akihito.

In: Social Science History, Vol. 32, No. 4, 2008, p. 515-534.

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