Unformatted text preview: tightly to specific, agreed-upon disease categories, in both concept and everyday practice. In fact, this essay might have been entitled "Diagnosis Mediates an In- visible Revolution: The Social and Intellectual Significance of Specific Disease Concepts." It would have been even more precise, if rather less arresting. This title also would have the virtue of emphasizing both the impor- tance and comparative novelty of 19th- and 20th-century conceptions of disease, ideas we have come to take so much for granted that they have become invisible. It would not be inappropriate, however, to compare The Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2002 ? 2002 Milbank Memorial Fund. Published by Blackwell Publishing, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148, USA, and 108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JF, UK. 237...
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