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Is indigestion a disease?

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2927

Duration

00:05:00

Production year

2010

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Résumé

In this third chapter of the DVD "Recoveries" featuring 18 short films on illness, care and the caregiver-patient relationship, Marie-Christine Pouchelle, an anthropologist at the CNRS, is interested in a "very French" symptom, the so-called "crise de foie" or "liver crisis", and studies the vocabulary devoted to it. This condition is considered a disease or not in different cultures.
Although the sufferings described by patients is well-perceived by doctors, we no longer speak these days of liver crisis, but of dyspeptic disorders or depression. Moreover,this disease has never existed in Anglo-Saxon countries, because it is associated to over-abundant and "disgusting" food, and thus to sin.

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