"Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a..." : an extrapolation of the societal role and identity of doctors and the medical profession as seen through the lens of science fiction film and literature

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dc.contributor.advisor Benson, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Cohen, Samuel J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-14T16:58:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-14T16:58:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07
dc.identifier.other A-378
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/200633
dc.description.abstract Doctors have always been a profession of intellect and altruism, using scientific knowledge to for the wellbeing of their fellow man. Many periods of history have created changes in the role of this prestigious profession in society. In the contemporary medical world, many changes are taking place that affect the form and function of the physician. Science Fiction is a genre of fictional entertainment with great speculative capability into the future of mankind. Its rich history in films beginning in the 20th century, and literature as early as the 16th century provides many examples in which authors have correctly acted as futurologists in accurately describing the world of the future. An analysis of physician characters in Science Fiction along with knowledge of the changes taking place in the modem medical world allow for conjecture into the future of the physician as a healthcare professional. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Telecommunication.
dc.title "Damn it, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a..." : an extrapolation of the societal role and identity of doctors and the medical profession as seen through the lens of science fiction film and literature en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1831386


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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