Karen E Geraghty

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Public intellectuals have long played a role in American culture, filling the gap between the academic elite and the educated public. According to some commentators, the role of the public intellectual has undergone a steady decline for the past several decades, being replaced by the academic expert. The most notable cause of this decline has been both the(More)
The 19th and 20th centuries were to witness dramatic developments in Western medicine. The Industrial Revolution was to transform the means by which societies generated wealth. Populations grew exponentially throughout Europe and America as epidemics receded into the pages of history, and clinical medicine -- grandchild of the Enlightenment project -- was(More)
Over the last 1000 years, the practice of medicine in the Western world has been shaped by extraordinary transformations -- in the organizational structures of healthcare delivery, the changing concepts of disease and illness, and the ethical and social issues posed to a growing and diversified profession. Some critical aspects that characterize(More)
Medicine in the 16th through the 18th centuries underwent profound changes -- from its understanding of the human body to its growing significance in the body politic. Key to advances in medicine as well as to the growth of nations was a conceptual shift in the perception of the natural world, which would ultimately provide a methodology for therapeutic(More)