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The normal and the pathological

Author: Georges Canguilhem
Publisher: New York : Zone Books, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Normal and the Pathological is one of the crucial contributions to the history of science in the last half century.

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Canguilhem
ISBN: 0942299582 9780942299588 0942299590 9780942299595
OCLC Number: 18257418
Notes: Translation of: Le normal et le pathologique.
Reprint. Originally published: On the normal and the pathological. Dordrecht, Holland ; Boston : D. Reidel, ©1978.
Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Michel Foucault --
Forword --
Section One. Essay on some problems concering the normal and the pathological --
Preface to the second edition --
Introduction --
Part One. Is the pathological state merely a quantitative modification of the normal state? --
I. Introduction to the problem --
II. Auguste Comte and "Broussais's principle" --
III. Claude Bernard and experimental pathology --
IV. The conceptions of René Leriche --
V. Implications of a theory --
Part Two. Do sciences of the normal and pathological exist? --
I. Introduction to the problem --
A critical examination of certain concepts --
III. Norm and average --
IV. Disease, cure, health --
V. Physiology and pathology --
Conclusion --
Section Two. New reflections on the normal and the pathological --
Twenty years later. . . --
I. From the social to the vital --
II. On organic norms in man --
III. A new concept in pathology : Error --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Normal et le pathologique.
Responsibility: Georges Canguilhem ; translated by Carolyn R. Fawcett in collaboration with Robert S. Cohen ; with an introduction by Michel Foucault.

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