One of my patrons is attemping to apply Talcott Parson's
( a sociologist)
  4 points of the  "sick role" model to gender and illness
  i.e. how men and women perceive illness and respond differently.
  She was told that Parsons had written about this but I failed to find
  anything he had written which speaks specifically of gender.
  I realize this is not a medical query but perhaps
  someone out there has some insight or might have more intimate
  knowledge of this field...
                Well it's a long shot...but...
                Any help or ideas appreciated......

Joan M. Santiago * Farrar Library* Clarke Division
           Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
     250 College St. Toronto, ON  CANADA  M5T 1R8
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