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La « vérité » en médecine selon son histoire

Abstract : Which methodology and epistemology characterize medical history? Medical historians display several types of narratives, from a tale of scientific progress to an epic of revolutions and a story of Medical Nemesis. What is the link between truth in medical history and truth in contemporary sciences? Truthfulness suggests a demarcation from absolute truth and may refer to differences between audiences. According to Chomsky, “the most vulnerable are those who need the truth most urgently...” Which type of truth is concerned by this statement? The lecture will address, as an illustration, the invention of the concept of Global Health. Its emergence reflects the unification of the world, under the threat of epidemics, and the shift to the official implementation of the universal right to health (a matter of distributive justice). It reflects a political more than a scientific change as well as the vagaries of the international order, bipolar, floating and ready for an unpredictable new form.
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Anne Marie Moulin. La « vérité » en médecine selon son histoire. 2016. ⟨halshs-01387131v2⟩



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