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[The individual is subordinated to the greater "needs" of the whole, preventive
procedures become compulsory,184 and the right of the patient to wittlV'r>lrl ""
lfirin* to his own treatment vanishes as the doctor argues that he must submit to ...
to withdraw when death shows on his patient's face209 has made him into an
agent of evasion or outright dissimulation.210 The patient's unwillingness to die
on his own makes him pathetically dependent. He has now lost his faith in his
in the particular experimental situation, a lack of personal competence in the
application of method and principles on the part of the experimenter, or else his
inability to control that elusive variable which is the patient himself. Obviously, the
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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