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Mental health in Michel Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic and the limits of medical positivism

Taylor Tso St. Louis, Missouri, United States   ┬áThe Madhouse (Casa de locos). Painting by Francisco de Goya. In The Birth of the Clinic, Michel Foucault traces the history of our present-day understanding of disease. One of the most significant and more recent problems this understanding had to confront was the pre-nineteenth century outlook that […]