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In either case, they add to a biophysical condition a social state created by
presumably authoritative evaluation.162 When a veterinarian diagnoses a cow's
distemper, it doesn't usually affect the patient's behavior. When a doctor
diagnoses a ...
It implies performance according to a set of control mechanisms: plans, recipes,
rules, and instructions, all of which govern personal behavior.5 To a large extent
culture and health coincide. Each culture gives shape to a unique Gestalt of ...
He claims that 95% of the ethnographic (and also anthropological) literature on
health-enhancing behavior and on the beliefs underlying it deals with curing and
not with the maintenance and expansion of health. For literature on medical ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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