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3, argues for institutional licensing as a substitute for the licensing of individuals.
Under such a system, medical-care institutions would be licensed by the state
and would then be free to hire and use personnel as each saw fit. This system ...
She will thus be marginally medicalized by two sets of institutions, the one
designed to socialize her among the blind, the other to medicalize her
decrepitude. As more old people become dependent on professional services,
more people are ...
does imply a bias against the mystification of the public, against the mutual
accreditation of self-appointed healers, against the public support of a medical
guild and of its institutions, and against the legal discrimination by, and on behalf
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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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