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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing$
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Cheryl Mattingly and Linda Garro

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520218246

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520218246.001.0001

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Physician Autobiography

Physician Autobiography

Narrative and the Social History of Medicine

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(p.108) Five Physician Autobiography
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Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing
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Cheryl Mattingly

Linda C. Garro

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0005

This chapter reviews published autobiographical accounts that were written by physicians. It studies what these accounts can be revealed when viewed from the reader's perspective. It then investigates the connection between the narrative form and the messages that these accounts convey not only about the personal lives of their narrators, but also about the social world of medicine. The chapter focuses and analyzes two genres of physician tales for analysis, namely the “female physician” story and the “training tale”.

Keywords:   autobiographical accounts, reader's perspective, narrative form, social world of medicine, physician tales, female physician story, training tale

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