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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

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Syllabification: med·i·cal so·ci·ol·o·gy

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈmɛdɪkəl ˌsoʊsiˈɑləʤi/
  • British English – /ˈmɛdɪkəl ˌsəʊsɪˈɒləʤi/

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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 January 21, 2020 (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 January 21, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/medical-sociology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“medical sociology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Jan. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/medical-sociology/>.