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For more than a century, analysis of disease trends has shown that the
environment is the primary determinant of the state of general health of any
population.16 Medical geography,17 the history of diseases,18 medical
anthropology,19 and ...
Soon it would become a laboratory for experimenting with treatments, and
towards the turn of the century a place concerned with therapy. Today the
pesthouse has been transformed into a compartmentalized repair shop. All this
happened in ...
phantoms of consumption and pestilence; (5) the mid- twentieth-century doctor
who steps between the patient and his death; and (6) death under intensive
hospital care. At each stage of its evolution the image of natural death has
elicited a ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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