Incurable and Intolerable: Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth-century France (Hardback)
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Incurable and Intolerable: Chronic Disease and Slow Death in Nineteenth-century France (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/05/2009
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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, 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. Revealing the ways in which history can shed new light on contemporary thinking, Jason Szabo encourages a more careful scrutiny of today's attitudes, policies, and practices surrounding 'imminent death' and its effects on society.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813545455
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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