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6 Each society has its characteristic "nosology," or classification of diseases. Both
the extent of conditions classified as disease and the number and kinds of
diseases listed change with history. The official or medical nosology recognized
in a ...
Whereas culture recognizes pain as an intrinsic, intimate, and incommunicable "
disvalue," medical civilization focuses primarily on pain as a systemic reaction
that can be verified, measured, and regulated. Only pain perceived by a third ...
The syndrome corresponding to nemesis is recognized, but its etiology is still
sought in bad engineering compounded by self-serving management, whether
under the control of Wall Street or of The Party. Nemesis is not yet recognized as
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The Medicalization of Life
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