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The Birth of the Clinic and the Sources of Archaeological History (2018)


The year 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of a classic of the historiography of sciences, Michel Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic: An Archaeology of Medical Gaze. In different parts of the world, events were organized to reflect on this important work. The article argues that if one cannot draw a direct line linking the work of the leading historians-philosophers of the twentieth-century sciences in France to Michel Foucault’s archaeological study of the clinic, we must recognize that the author of The Birth of the Clinic has taken up from these historians-philosophers the methodological and conceptual tools that made it possible to study the history of science and knowledge in a new way.

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Authors & Contributors
Corrigan, Kevin
Johnston, John H
Grond-Ginsbach, Caspar
Nye, Robert A.
Chimisso, Christina
Bontems, Vincent K.
Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science
Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Duke University Press
Miami University
Emory University
Edinburgh University Press
Chronos Verlag
Philosophy of science
Canguilhem, Georges
Bachelard, Gaston
Foucault, Michel
Duhem, Pierre
Comte, Auguste
Koyré, Alexandre
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
21st century
19th century
Institute for the History of Science and Technology, University of Paris

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