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Incurable and Intolerable : Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth Century France

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Incurable and Intolerable : Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth Century France
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Incurable and Intolerable
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Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth Century France
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eng
Summary
Terminal illness and the pain and anguish it brings are experiences that have touched millions of people in the past and continue to shape our experience of the present. Hospital machines that artificially support life and monitor vital signs beg the question: Is there not anything that medical science can offer as solace? Incurable and Intolerable looks at the history of incurable illness from a variety of perspectives, including those of doctors, patients, families, religious counsel, and policy makers. This compellingly documented and well-written history illuminates the physical, emotional
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
Incurable and Intolerable : Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth Century France
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Incurable and Intolerable : Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth Century France
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt5hhz8z
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-287) and index
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
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Contents
  • Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1: "What Are His Chances, Doctor?": The Semantics of Incurability in the Nineteenth Century; 2: Reinventing Hope in the Late Nineteenth Century; 3: "I Told You So": The Rhyme and Reason of Chronic Disease; 4: Death, Decay, and the Genesis of Shame; 5: Medical Attitudes toward the Care of Incurables; 6: Medical Strategies, Social Conventions, and Palliative Medicine; 7: Ecce Homo: Opiates, Suffering, and the Art of Palliation; 8: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Incurability and the Quest for Goodness
  • 9: The Fate of the Incurably Ill between the Two Revolutions, 1789184810: Caught between Initiative and Inertia: Responses to the Incurably Ill from 1845 to 1905; Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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1 online resource (310 pages)
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9780813545455
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