Fractal : Revista de Psicologia
On-line version ISSN 1984-0292
FERLA, Alcindo Antônio; OLIVEIRA, Paulo de Tarso Ribeiro de and LEMOS, Flávia Cristina Silveira. Medicine and the hospital. Fractal, Rev. Psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.3, pp.487-500. ISSN 1984-0292. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-02922011000300004.
This text is the result of a review of the historical analysis of Michel Foucault concerning the formation of modern medicine and its relations with other knowledge. It describes how the organization of health care is made from the hospital technology and power relationships that invested the individual and collective bodies in delivering a project of society. Question is how life came on the scene through a Biopolitics and as was the anatomical and politics in their effects in terms of organization of medical services and ways to manage their health.
Keywords : medicine; State; knowledge; health; life; power.