TITLE

Not lust small adults: the metaphors of paediatrics

AUTHOR(S)
Gillis, Jonathan; Loughlan, Patricia
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p946
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information about the historical metaphors of pediatrics in Great Britain. Physician James Goodhart concluded that the diagnosis between the student who has to investigate children disease and one who has to deal with those of the lower animals, will rest upon the doctor's personal observation and examination. The explorer metaphor is considered another way of making sense without first person patient history. It has vied with the veterinary metaphor in making sense of the absence metaphor. It is hoped that metaphors can shape how people conceive its essence.
ACCESSION #
27607706

 

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