Making Medical Knowledge

2016.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Miriam Solomon, Making Medical Knowledge, Oxford University Press, 2015, 261pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732617. Reviewed
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2016.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Miriam Solomon, Making Medical Knowledge, Oxford University Press, 2015, 261pp., $60.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198732617. Reviewed by Joseph J. Fins, M.D., Weill Medical College, Cornell University/ Yale Law School From the heights of analytic philosophy, the epistemic battles in the house of medicine must seem quaint. They are not. They are real and highly consequential, pitting different factions within medicine against each other, asserting the primacy of their method or approach. Medicine is riddled with different ways of knowing and evidentiary hierarchies about data and discovery, a proverbial Babel of approaches, which has implications for clinical care, research, health policy and medical education. In her book, Miriam Solomon provides an account of this epistemic cacophony, attempting to explain how theories of knowledge inform medical practice, research and health policy. Utilizing methods from the. . .

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