Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8123
NUNES, Everardo Duarte. Health sociology in the United States, Great Britain and France: a general overvie. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2003, vol.8, n.1, pp. 79-95. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232003000100007.
The aim of this report is to outline a general overview on medical sociology/sociology of health in the United States, Great Britain and France from its origins to present days, presenting the most expressive scientific production. The origins of modern medical/ health sociology are situated at different time frames: post World War II development in the United States, in Great Britain in the 60s, and in France in 70s. Nowadays the study of these national trajectories shows that medical/health sociology is a well-established field with a consistent development and shows diversified subjects and a plurality of theoretical approaches.
Palavras-chave : Medical sociology; Sociology of health; United States; Great Britain; France.