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sickness, health acquired a clinical status, becoming the absence of clinical
symptoms, and clinical standards of normality became associated with well-being
.24 Disease could never have been associated with abnormality if the value of ...
But the doctor's newly acquired clinical eyeglasses made him look at death in a
new perspective. Whereas the merchants of the eighteenth century had
determined the outlook on death with the help of the charlatans they employed
and paid, ...
In our century a valetudinarian's death while undergoing treatment by clinically
trained doctors came to be perceived, for the first time, as a civil right. Old-age
medical care was written into union contracts. The capitalist privilege of natural ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body
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