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

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by Jason Szabo
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Incurable and Intolerable: Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth-Century France by Jason Szabo

Incurable and Intolerable looks at the history of incurable illness from a variety of perspectives, including doctors, patients, families, religious counsel, and policy makers. This compellingly documented history illuminates the physical, emotional, social, and existential consequences of chronic disease and terminal illness, and offers an original look at the world of palliative medicine, politics, religion, and charity. Jason Szabo encourages a more careful scrutiny of today's attitudes, policies, and practices surrounding "imminent death" and its effects on society.

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Pages: 310
Size: 1.1 MB
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Date published:   2009
ISBN: 9780813547107 (DRM-PDF)

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