A Critical Examination of Certain Concepts: The Normal, Anomaly, and Disease; The Normal and the Experimental

@inproceedings{Canguilhem1978ACE,
  title={A Critical Examination of Certain Concepts: The Normal, Anomaly, and Disease; The Normal and the Experimental},
  author={G. Canguilhem},
  year={1978}
}
Littre and Robin’s Dictionnaire de medecine defines the normal as follows: normal (normalis, from norma, rule): that which conforms to the rule, regular. The brevity of this entry in a medical dictionary does not surprise us given the observations we have just made. Lalande’s Vocabulaire technique et critique de la philosophie is more explicit. Since norma, etymologically, means a T-square, normal is that which bends neither to the right nor left, hence that which remains in a happy medium… Expand
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