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The French Revolution marked a short interruption in the medicalization of death.
Its ideologues believed that untimely death would not strike in a society built on
its triple ideal. But the doctor's newly acquired clinical eyeglasses made him look
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 ...
Baroque death seems to intrude constantly into the doctor's activities, making fun
of him while he sells his wares at a fair, ... Only after clinical sickness and clinical
death had developed considerably do we find the first pictures in which the ...
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Medicalization of Life
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The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body
No preview available - 1995