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Disability And The History Of Medicine

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Oct 13 2021
Disability And The History Of Medicine

Medicine and technology impact the lived experiences of disabled people in many ways. Advances improve people’s lives, however many of these have come at the cost of invasive diagnostic technologies, the medicalization of human conditions, and endless quests for cures. Doctors have performed experiments on the poor and disempowered; especially enslaved Black and institutionalized people who had limited public voice. Writing medical history must include disabled people and use their experiences

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