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Purveyors of medical services follow the example of their colleagues in other
fields in adding the stick of "limits to growth" to the carrot of ever more desirable
vehicles and therapies. Limits to professional health care are a rapidly growing ...
75 For studies on the limits to further proliferation, see William J. Goode, "The
Theoretical Limits of Professionalization," in Amitai Etzioni, ed., The Semi-
Professions and Their Organization (New York: Free Press, 1969), pp. 266-313.
Malinowski claims that only industrial society has allowed the use of available
tools to their utmost efficiency; in all other societies, recognizing sacred limits to
the use of sword and of plow was a necessary foundation for ethics. Now, after ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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