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Life expectancy in the developed countries has increased from thirty-five years in
the eighteenth century to seventy years today. This is due mainly to the reduction
of infant mortality in these countries; for example, in England and Wales the ...
The wards were full of indigent people who offered their bodies as exhibits to any
physician willing to treat them.20 The realization that the hospital was the logical
place to study and compare "cases" developed towards the end of the ...
A new myth about the social value of the old was developed. Primitive hunters,
gatherers, and nomads had usually killed them, and peasants had put them into
the back room,40 but now the patriarch appeared as a literary ideal. Wisdom was
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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