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Stay Free - The History of Psychosomatic Illness: An interview with Edward Shorter
Psychosomatic symptoms as cultural fashions. "I have a lot of problems with a particular version of bioethics we have today that says it's unethical to lie to patients. If we can help patients by lying to them, then by all means, lie to them."
medicine  history  psychology  delusions  memetics  pestilence  society  via:mindhacks 
august 2005 by kevan
New York Times: Robo-Legs
Social acceptance of modern prosthetics. "He recalled attending a party where the lithium-ion batteries for his legs went dead. [...] He spent most of his time sitting on a couch talking to people with his legs plugged into an electrical outlet nearby."
robots  technology  limbs  medicine  electricity  society  via:anne 
june 2005 by kevan

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