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Medical Sociology

A guide to medical sociology topics and resources.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

The following sources provide overviews of ideas in medical sociology and health more generally. When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibiliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable. These kinds of background guides offer a good start for your research and often will also provide a broader perspective in which to situate your research.