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medical sociology

Definition of Medical Sociology

(noun) The branch of sociology concerned with the social construction, causes, and effects of disease and health.

Medical Sociology Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈmɛdək(ə)l ˌsoʊsiˈɑlədʒi/
      • /ˈmɛdək(ə)l ˌsoʊʃ(i)ˈɑlədʒi/
    • British English
      • /ˈmɛdᵻkl ˌsəʊʃɪˈɒlədʒi/
      • /ˈmɛdᵻkl ˈmiːdɪə ˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒi/
  • Syllabification: (med·i·cal so·ci·ol·o·gy)

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Works Consulted

Bradby, Hannah. 2009. Medical Sociology: An Introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation. (https://en.wikipedia.org/).

Cite the Definition of Medical Sociology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “medical sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/medical-sociology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

medical sociology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/medical-sociology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “medical sociology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/medical-sociology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“medical sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/medical-sociology/>.