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RENZA, Marta. La presencia asfixiante del cuerpo. Biomédica [online]. 2004, vol.24, suppl.1, pp. 13-17. ISSN 0120-4157.
The suffocating presence of the body A brief reflection is presented on tuberculosis as a paradigm of disease and its relationship with human behavior based on Thomas Mann's The magic mountain. The romantic myth of tuberculosis is analyzed as a disease prevailing among psychologically sensitive people. This myth is compared with present day health expectations as a consequence of widespread information produced by the tireless efforts of the medical sciences