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`Turner's intelligible and readable style and his broad grasp of social theory and history make this volume an interesting blend of historical particularities and specific cross-national examples. It is a work that is both entertaining, informative and accessible to sociologists and students' - Medical Sociology News
would have liked the book to engage more deeply with current health issues
An excellent, illuminating and thorough piece by Prof. Turner which is a must for courses on sociology of medicine, health and/or body.
A valuable text providing alternative perspectives on medical knowledge; useful for students studying any area of healthcare.
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