In this Book

buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Incurable and Intolerable looks at the history of incurable illness from a variety of perspectives, including doctors, patients, families, religious counsel, and policy makers. This compellingly documented history illuminates the physical, emotional, social, and existential consequences of chronic disease and terminal illness, and offers an original look at the world of palliative medicine, politics, religion, and charity. Jason Szabo encourages a more careful scrutiny of today's attitudes, policies, and practices surrounding "imminent death" and its effects on society.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 1: “What Are His Chances, Doctor?”: The Semantics of Incurability in the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 15-36
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 2: Reinventing Hope in the Late Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 37-57
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3: “I Told You So”: The Rhyme and Reason of Chronic Disease
  2. pp. 58-69
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4: Death, Decay, and the Genesis of Shame
  2. pp. 70-89
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5: Medical Attitudes toward the Care of Incurables
  2. pp. 90-112
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 6: Medical Strategies, Social Conventions, and Palliative Medicine
  2. pp. 113-135
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 7: Ecce Homo: Opiates, Suffering, and the Art of Palliation
  2. pp. 136-158
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 8: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Incurability and the Quest for Goodness
  2. pp. 159-174
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 9: The Fate of the Incurably Ill between the Two Revolutions, 1789–1848
  2. pp. 175-196
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 10: Caught between Initiative and Inertia: Responses to the Incurably Ill from 1845 to 1905
  2. pp. 197-215
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 216-221
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 223-276
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 277-287
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-295
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. About the Author
  2. p. 297
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780813547107
Related ISBN
9780813545455
MARC Record
OCLC
647759063
Pages
310
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.