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Author Feudtner, John Christopher.

Title Bittersweet : diabetes, insulin, and the transformation of illness / Chris Feudtner.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.462 F433    Check Shelf
Description xxii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Studies in social medicine
Studies in social medicine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-273) and index.
Contents Irony in an era of medical marvels : diabetes history as a study of health and hope -- A disease in motion : the cycles of diabetic transmutation -- Illness unfolding : the transformed experience of diabetic patients -- Getting the point : the daily work of diabetes -- The want of control : ideas and ideals in the management of diabetes -- Pregnant longings : mounting medical intensity in the pursuit of motherhood -- Predicaments of dangerous safety : identity, responsibility, and life with a chronic illness -- Medicine and the marshaling of hope : confronting the increasingly complicated choices of incomplete control.
Subject Joslin Diabetes Center.
Diabetes -- History -- 20th century.
Chronic Disease -- psychology -- United States.
Diabetes Complications -- United States.
Diabetes Mellitus -- therapy -- United States.
Insulin -- therapeutic use -- United States.
ISBN 0807827916 cloth alkaline paper
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