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Research Article

The Role of Medical Language in Changing Public Perceptions of Illness

  • Meredith E. Young mail,

    youngme2@mcmaster.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Geoffrey R. Norman,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Karin R. Humphreys

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: December 08, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003875

About the Authors

Meredith E. Young, Karin R. Humphreys
Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Geoffrey R. Norman
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: youngme2@mcmaster.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MEY GRN KRH. Performed the experiments: MEY. Analyzed the data: MEY GRN KRH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MEY KRH. Wrote the paper: MEY GRN KRH.