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The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception

The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Perception
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Description: In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold of the visible and expressible. In The Birth of the Clinic the philosopher and intellectual historian who may be the true heir to Nietzsche charts this dramatic transformation of medical knowledge. As in his classic Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault shows how much wha ... (more)
Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 29 March 1994
ISBN-10 : 0679753346 | ISBN-13: 9780679753346
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