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How Scientists Explain Disease
Paul Thagard

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Explanations1
Ch. 1Explaining Science3
Ch. 2Explaining Disease20
Pt. 2The Bacterial Theory of Peptic Ulcers37
Ch. 3Ulcers and Bacteria: Discovery39
Ch. 4Ulcers and Bacteria: Acceptance56
Ch. 5Ulcers and Bacteria: Instruments and Experiments71
Ch. 6Ulcers and Bacteria: Social Interactions84
Pt. 3Cognitive Processes99
Ch. 7Causes, Correlations, and Mechanisms101
Ch. 8Discovering Causes: Scurvy, Mad Cow Disease, AIDS, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome118
Ch. 9Medical Analogies135
Ch. 10Diseases, Germs, and Conceptual Change148
Pt. 4Social Processes165
Ch. 11Collaborative Knowledge167
Ch. 12Medical Consensus185
Ch. 13Science and Medicine on the Internet199
Pt. 5Conclusion217
Ch. 14Science as a Complex System219
References243
Index259

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