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The proponents of higher scientific standards in medical research and social
organization argue that pathogenic medicine is due to the overwhelming number
of bad doctors let loose on society. Fewer decision-makers, more carefully ...
reserved to ministers of religion, using scientific principles as its theology and
technologists as acolytes.86 As an enterprise, medicine is now concerned less
with the empirical art of healing the curable and much more with the rational ...
The religious preference given to scientific language over the language of the
layman is one of the major bulwarks of professional privilege. The imposition of
this specialized language upon political discourse about medicine easily voids it
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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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