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The disabling impact of professional control over medicine has reached the
proportions of an epidemic. Iatrogenesis, the name for this new epidemic, comes
from iatros, the Greek word for "physician," and genesis, meaning "origin.
correspond to a professional duty, see Ludwig Edelstein, "The Professional
Ethics of the Greek Physician," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 30 (September-
October 1956): 391-419. Walter Reich raises the contemporary issue about the ...
control over an expanding medical technocracy is not unlike the
professionalization of the patient: both enhance medical power and increase its
nocebo effect. As long as the public bows to the professional monopoly in
assigning the sick-role, ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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