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They are turned into patients whom medicine tests and repairs, into administered
citizens whose healthy behavior a medical bureaucracy guides, and into guinea
pigs on whom medical science constantly experiments. The Aesculapian power ...
... In many poor countries, the few are socially predetermined to get much more
than the majority, not so much because they are rich as because they are
children of soldiers or bureaucrats or because they live close to the one large
Healthy people need minimal bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share
the human condition, and die. Man's consciously lived fragility, individuality, and
relatedness make the experience of pain, of sickness, and of death an integral ...
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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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