The Angels of the Seven Planets, their Sigils, the Signs and Houses of the Planets, the
names of the Seven Heavens, according to the Magical Elements of Peter de Abano, with
the names of the Olympic Spirits of the Planets according to the Arbatel of Magic, and
the Infernal Sigils of the Evil Planetary Spirits according to the Red Dragon.
To guard against the baneful influence exerted by strangers is therefore an elementary dictate of savage prudence. Hence before strangers are allowed to enter a district, or at least before they are permitted to mingle freely with the inhabitants, certain ceremonies are often performed by the natives of the country for the purpose of disarming the strangers of their magical powers, or of disinfecting, so to speak, the tainted atmosphere by which they are supposed to be surrounded.
—The Golden Bough, Sir James George Frazer
Political Transmission of Iatrogenic Disease Social Iatrogenesis Medical Monopoly Value-Free Cure? Medicalization of the Budget The Pharmaceutical Invasion Diagnostic Imperialism Preventive Stigma Terminal Ceremonies Black Magic Patient Majorities vii PART III. Cultural Iatrogenesis Introduction 127 3. The Killing of Pain 133 4. The Invention and Elimination of Disease 159 5. Death Against Death 179 Death as Commodity The Devotional Dance of the Dead The Danse Macabre Bourgeois Death Clinical Death Trade Union Claims to a Natural Death Death Under Intensive Care PART IV.