Biomedicine and the body. Colin Samson, 'Biomedicine and the body' -- Michel Foucault, 'Spaces and classes' -- L.J. Jordanova, 'Natural facts : a historical perspective on science and sexuality' -- Paul Rabinow, 'Artificiality and enlightenment : from sociobiology to biosociality'. Disease and the self. Colin Samson, 'Disease and the self' -- James J. Lynch, 'Human contact in life-threatening environments' -- Roger Levin, 'Cancer and the self : how illness constellates meaning' -- Susan Sontag, 'Illness as metaphor' and 'AIDS and its metaphors' -- Fred Frohock, 'Holistic medicine'. The physician and the patient. Colin Samson, 'The physician and the patient' -- Oliver Sacks, 'The last hippie' -- Arthur W. Frank, 'The body as territory and as wonder' -- Lesley Cooper, 'Myalgic encephalomyelitis and the medical encounter' -- John Berger, 'A fortunate man'. Creating sickness. Colin Samson, 'Creating sickness' -- Friedrich Engels, 'Results of industrialisation' -- Megan Vaughn, 'Rats' tails and trypanosomes : nature and culture in early colonial medicine' -- Harold Napoleon, 'Yuuyaraq : the way of the human being' -- Nancy Scheper-Hughes, 'Nervoso : medicine, sickness, and human needs'