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Drug prices are controlled and manipulated: the same bottle that sells for two
dollars in Chicago or Geneva where it is produced, but where it faces competition
, sells for twelve dollars in a poor country where it does not.113 The markup, ...
The life expectancy of young adults is still increasing in some poorer countries.
But in rich countries the life expectancy of those between fifteen and forty-five has
tended to stabilize because accidents143 and the new diseases of civilization kill
While the level of medical services rendered to the members of technical elites
does not vary significantly from one country to another, say from Sweden and
Czechoslovakia to Indonesia and Senegal, the value of the services rendered to
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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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