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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1 ¿What Are His Chances, Doctor?¿ The Semantics of Incurability in the Nineteenth Century 2 Reinventing Hope in the Late Nineteenth Century 3 ¿I Told You So¿¿The Rhyme and Reason of Chronic Disease 4 Death, Decay and the Genesis of Shame 5 Medical Attitudes toward the Care of Incurables 6 Medical Strategies, Social Conventions, and Palliative Medicine 7 Ecce Homo: Opiates, Suffering, and the Art of Palliation 8 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Incurability and the Quest for Goodness 9 The Fate of the Incurably Ill between the Two Revolutions, 1789¿1848 10 Caught between Initiative and Inertia: Responses to the Incurably Ill from 1845 to 1905 Conclusion Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Chronic diseases -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Palliative treatment -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Chronic Disease -- psychology -- France.
History of Medicine -- France.
History, 19th Century -- France.