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Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine
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Writing History in the Age of Biomedicine

Roger Cooter


A collection of ten chapters paired with substantial prefaces, this book chronicles and contextualizes the author's contributions to the history of medicine. The book critically examines the politics of conceptual and methodological shifts in historiography. In particular, it examines the “double bind” of postmodernism and biological or neurological modeling that, together, threaten academic history. To counteract this trend historians must begin actively locating themselves in the problems they consider. The chapters and commentaries constitute a kind of contour map of history's recent trends ... More

Keywords: medicine, double bind, postmodernism, biological modeling, academic history, intellectual frameworks, epistemic virtues, conceptual shifts, methodological shifts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300186635
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300186635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Cooter, author