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Unformatted text preview: Venereal Disease: Sin versus Science Pgs 446-453 Reading Review #3 The authors main point and the focus of this article is that society must learn to separate the biomedical causes and treatments of diseases from that of the social or moral causes and treatments. In doing so, we allow ourselves to find more cures and treatment options for those suffering from currently incurable diseases. Our culture seems to go from one extreme to the other, with blaming certain diseases on the poor and out of culture lower class to accepting a disease as it is, a germ that is fighting to stay alive anyway it can. The later approach seems to solve our problems more efficiently and obviously has much more logic and science behind it. One major strength of this article was the authors focus on how even though we have proven that a biomedical approach seems to work more quickly and efficiently then the sin approach, we ride and up and down wave with each new venereal disease we encounter....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOCI 1160 taught by Professor Cantrell during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '08