Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication DataCanguilhem, Georges, 1904-On the normal and the pathological.
(Studies in the history of modern science ; v. 3)
author's thesis, Strasbourg, 1943, with 3 additional essays.Includes bibliographies and index.1. Pathology - Philosophy. 2. Medicine - Philosophy.I. Title. II. Series.RB112.C313 616.0701 78-15015ISBN 90-277-0907-6ISBN 90-277-0908-4 pbk.LE NORMAL ET LE PATHOLOGIQUE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION BY MICHEL FOUCAULT >*TRANSLATORS' NOTE xxiEDITORIAL NOTE xxiiiFOREWORD XXV
SECTION IESSAY ON SOME PROBLEMS CONCERNINGTHE NORMAL AND THE PATHOLOGICAL(1943)
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION (1950) 3INTRODUCTION 7PART ONE. IS THE PATHOLOGICAL STATE MERELY AQUANTITATIVE MODIFICATION OF THE NORMAL STATE?
I. Introduction to the problem 11II. Auguste Comte and 'Broussais's principle' 17III. Claude Bernard and experimental pathology 29IV. The conceptions of Rene Leriche 46V. Implications of the theory 54
PART TWO. DO SCIENCES OF THE NORMALAND THE PATHOLOGICAL EXIST?
I. Introduction to the problem 63II. A critical examination of certain concepts: the normal, anomaly,and disease; the normal and the experimental 69