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Categories: Books, Ethics, Health, History, Media, Philosophy, Social Science, Television, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on The afterbirth of the clinic

A Foucauldian perspective on “House M.D.” and American medicine in the 21st century By Leigh E. Rich, Jack Simmons, David Adams, Scott Thorpe, and Michael Mink Mirroring Michel Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic (1963), which describes the philosophical shift in medical discourse in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Fox television series House […]

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Legislators, don’t hate us because we’re critical By Leigh E. Rich Word to the wise: If you’re not a public official, the middle aisle in the House and Senate chambers is politics’ version of the third rail. I’m not sure what happens when a regular Joe off the street or, if they dare, any one […]

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Moore concession would be prudent By Leigh E. Rich If life is a game, then rest assured a television executive will make a primetime game show out of it. It seems nothing is no longer sacred, as one can expect to find the most mundane aspects of everyday life—shopping, dating, foraging for food—replayed nightly in […]

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Media not alone in childish behavior By Leigh E. Rich We apparently all have our price. But in light of recent events in the Washington, D.C. area and with midterm elections just around the corner, we must ask what exactly the media’s role—and responsibility—is in this, our complex, multi-issued corner of the world. Let’s face […]

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On the anniversary of Sept. 11 By Leigh E. Rich My week, I must admit, starts with David Brinkley. Well, it used to. For some time now, the ABC Sunday morning program This Week has been hosted instead by Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts. But as of Sunday, they too—this dynamic duo—will turn in their […]

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Predictions for the coming year? By Leigh E. Rich Unearth those bunkers and stock up on Spam, the end of the world is near. This is nothing new—prophets have been talking about it for, well, millennia. The Great Pyramid of Giza supposedly dates world annihilation to the year 2001. The ancient and exceedingly accurate Mayan […]