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    The hardest graft of all: the miracle of the black leg in early modern Spain

    Fracchia, Carmen (2006) The hardest graft of all: the miracle of the black leg in early modern Spain. In: Medicine and the Body Politic, 2006, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Event synopsis: This conference addressed: the politics of medicine; of health and of bodies in relation to contemporary political systems. It was concerned in particular with: the ethical and political consequences of changing technologies of life and death; the consequences of the privatisation of health care; the body and its parts; the global inequalities of life expectancy and health ;the consequences of this inequality the ethical responsibilities of medical professionals; and the relationship between corporate pharmaceuticals and medical provision. The conference investigated the body politic in terms of the differential distribution of rights, responsibilities and powers that directly affect the bodies of the citizens and non-citizens of the new global order. Papers were invited on these topics: Health and the Body Politic Whose Life, Whose Death? Bodies, Rights and the Body Politic Genetic Politics Public or Private? The Postcode Lottery The Global Politics of Health Corporate Pharmaceuticals and Justice Medical Responsibility in Genocide and Terror Medicine and the Politics of Gender Insurance, Medicine and Politics


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2018 15:01
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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