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Medicine and Care of the DyingA Modern History$
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Milton J. Lewis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195175486

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.001.0001

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The Rise of Modern Medicine

The Rise of Modern Medicine

(p.43) 2 The Rise of Modern Medicine
Medicine and Care of the Dying

Milton J. Lewis

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses in detail the rise of scientific medicine, while highlighting two significant models used during the nineteenth century: the German laboratory-based model and the Paris hospital-based model. It presents the recent critiques of the Cartesian heritage of modern medicine, drawing attention to its reductionism and dualism. Other factors that have helped shape modern medicine are also examined.

Keywords:   scientific medicine, laboratory-based model, hospital-based model, Cartesian heritage, reductionism and dualism, modern medicine

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