11 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings
Table Of Contents
Preface. Part I: Introduction and Background 1. Introduction 2. The Clinic as the Site of Science Part II: The Gene and Medicine 3. Medicalizing Science 4. The 'Translation' of Growth and Form 5. Shaping the Science of Growth and Form Part III: Visualizing the Clinic 6. Creating Clinical Pictures 7. Rebirthing the Clinic 8. Dysmorphology's portraits Part IV: The Family and Identities 9. Genes, Bodies, Persons 10. 'The Family' and Medicine 11. Transforming Family Part V: Conclusions 12. Summary and Discussion
Joanna Latimer is Professor of Sociology at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, and Professor in the ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics. She has been researching medical knowledge and practice ethnographically for 30 years. Professor Latimer is editor of Sociology of Health and Illness, a member of the board of The Sociological Review, and chair of the Cardiff Ageing, Science and Older People Network.