Debating Biology: Sociological Reflections on Health, Medicine and Society

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'This is a pioneering and timely collection. Biologists and sociologists have long talked past each other - often generating more heat than light. But Debating Biology shows that the disciplines can be combined in exciting and productive ways. Such collaboration is essential if the condition of humans - and other animals - is to be improved' - Peter Dickens, Universities of Cambridge and Essex

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