The naturalness of the artificial and our concepts of health, disease and medicine.

@article{Barilan2001TheNO,
  title={The naturalness of the artificial and our concepts of health, disease and medicine.},
  author={Y M Barilan and Moshe Weintraub},
  journal={Medicine, health care, and philosophy},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={311-25}
}
This article isolates ten prepositions, which constitute the undercurrent paradigm of contemporary discourse of health disease and medicine. Discussion of the interrelationship between those prepositions leads to a systematic refutation of this paradigm. An alternative set is being forwarded. The key notions of the existing paradigm are that health is the natural condition of humankind and that disease is a deviance from that nature. Natural things are harmonious and healthy while human made… CONTINUE READING

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