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The Construction of Illness: A Context Problem

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Starting in the 18th century, when Morgagni asserted the existent identity between organic lesion and cause of illness and opened a new era of medical knowledge (Morgagni, 1761), medicine and lesional pathology gradually became synonymous. In fact, medicine has directed most of its concerns to illness, towards its characteristics as an anatomical or physiological lesion, and then surgical therapeutics has won a choice place because of its capability to extirpate lesions.

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  • World View
  • Humoral Theory
  • Spirit Possession
  • Menopausal Syndrome

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Viesca, C. (2001). The Construction of Illness: A Context Problem. In: Tymieniecka, AT., Agazzi, E. (eds) Life Interpretation and the Sense of Illness within the Human Condition. Analecta Husserliana, vol 72. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0780-1_2

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