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An advanced industrial society is sick-making because it disables people from
coping with their environment and, when they break down, from substituting a "
clinical" prosthesis for the broken relationships. People would rebel against such
In general, people are more the product of their environment than of their genetic
endowment. This environment is being rapidly distorted by industrialization.
Although man has so far shown an extraordinary capacity for adaptation, he has
They depend on the spread of responsibility for healthy habits and for the
sociobiological environment. That is, they depend on the dynamic stability of a
culture. The level of public health corresponds to the degree to which the means
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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