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Among all our contemporary experts, physicians are those trained to the highest
level of specialized incompetence for this urgently needed pursuit. The recovery
from society-wide iatrogenic disease is a political task, not a professional one.
correspond to a professional duty, see Ludwig Edelstein, "The Professional
Ethics of the Greek Physician," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 30 (September-
October 1956): 391-419. Walter Reich raises the contemporary issue about the ...
control over an expanding medical technocracy is not unlike the
professionalization of the patient: both enhance medical power and increase its
nocebo effect. As long as the public bows to the professional monopoly in
assigning the sick-role, ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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