Facies Hippocratica


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Related to Facies Hippocratica: Hippocratic face, hippocratic facies
(Med.) See Hippocratic.

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[and] survives only as a problem" (75)--but crankily pursues this "obsolete" figuration in a way that recalls the almost caricaturally antiquarian atmospherics of Benjamin's Trauerspiel ("facies hippocratica" and the rest); perhaps "physiognomics" was also a way to avoid speaking of a "phenomenology" of radio, since Adorno in those years might have thought that word tainted.
The American hero has become a facies hippocratica, a death's head.
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