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... they argue, would prescribe more responsibly and less wantonly if they were
paid (as are general practitioners in Britain) on a "capitation" basis that provided
a fixed amount for the maintenance of their clients rather than a fee for service.
The medical profession did not even consider facing this task, until, some one
hundred and fifty years later, there appeared a host of clients who were anxious
to pay for the attempt. This was a new type of rich man who refused to die in ...
Their primary responsibility is to science in the abstract or, in a nebulous way, to
their profession.89 Their personal responsibility for the particular client has been
resorbed into a vague sense of power extending over all tasks and clients of all ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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