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This book looks at medicine’s means of separating self and body – and at the body’s ways of resisting. Disembodiment – rendering the body an object and the self bodyless – is the foundational gesture of medicine. How, then, does medical practice acknowledge the presence of the person in the objectified body? Katherine Young considers in detail the ‘choreography’ such a maneuver requires – and the different turns it takes during a routine exam, or surgery, or even an autopsy. Distinctions between public and private, inside and outside, assume new meanings as medical practice proceeds from one venue to the next – waiting room to examining table, anteroom to operating theater, from the body’s exterior to its internal organs. Young inspects the management of these and other ‘boundaries’ – as a physician adds layers of clothing and a patient removes layers, as the rules of objective and subjective discourse shift, as notions of intimacy determine the etiquette of exchanges between doctor and patient.