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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, USA    “The Madhouse (Casa de locos). 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 “neuroses and essential […]