The Birth of the Clinic

  title={The Birth of the Clinic},
  author={Michel Foucault},
1. Spaces and Classes 2. A Political Consciousness 3. The Free Field 4. The Old Age of the Clinic 5. The Lesson of the Hospitals 6. Signs and Cases 7. Seeing and Knowing 8. Open Up a Few Corpses 9. The Visible Invisible 10. Crisis in Fevers 
Madness and coping
This paper describes the disappearance of madness from medical discourse in the 20th century and the concomitant‘invention’of the neuroses. It is argued that this change in apparent psychiatric
Hysterical conversion. II: A critique.
  • C. Mace
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
  • 1992
The career of the diagnosis of conversion hysteria is reviewed at a time when it is threatened with expulsion from classifications of psychiatric disorder. Criticism of its face validity has not led
Afterword: the body and the senses
Discussion of 'The Body and the Senses' section in The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities. Exploration of the body's different articulation in the arts and humanities vs the
Postmodernism and Clinical Practice: A Critical Analysis of the Disease Model
The limitations of the disease model are analyzed through a postmodern perspective and Socially sensitive strategies for clinical intervention are offered.
The Shadows of Atheology
This essay examines a hidden link in biopolitical thinking after Foucault — the relation between biology and theology. The result is a turn away from the dichotomy of life/death and towards a
Canguilhem and the problem of pathology
This article examines continuities and change in Cangilhem's thought with particular reference to the status of biology and sociology and to the theme of intellectual and social progress. It is
The Medicalization of Education: A Historiographic Synthesis
  • S. Petrina
  • Sociology
    History of Education Quarterly
  • 2006
We believed we had overwhelming evidence that to know a child better is to love it more.
Michel Foucault: the anti-history of psychiatry.
  • P. Sedgwick
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Psychological medicine
  • 1981
Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilization contains a bold and influential account, over several historical epochs, of the relations between madness and society's institutions of care and control.
Radical presence: Alternatives to the therapeutic state
This article introduces the idea of radical presence as an alternative to the current therapeutic state (or psy-complex) within which we live today. Radical presence challenges us to confront the
A Study on the Attitudes Toward Health Care and Curative Practices of People in an Urban Area
been changed parallel to the sociocultural changes and scientific developments (1,2). The interpretation and explanation of the causes of ill health varied among human populations in different ages.


Mémoire sur les fièvres (Paris, 1821)
  • DUCAMP, Th., Reflexions critiques sur les écrits de M.Chomel (Paris,
  • 1821
Essai sur le typhus (Paris, 1816)
  • Traité des fièvres (Fr. trans.,
  • 1746