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He recognizes that iatrogenic "diseases" are only one type of man-made malady.
According to their etiology, they fall into several categories: those resulting from
diagnosis and treatment, those relating to social and psychological attitudes and
6 Each society has its characteristic "nosology," or classification of diseases. Both
the extent of conditions classified as disease and the number and kinds of
diseases listed change with history. The official or medical nosology recognized
in a ...
Whereas culture recognizes pain as an intrinsic, intimate, and incommunicable "
disvalue," medical civilization focuses primarily on pain as a systemic reaction
that can be verified, measured, and regulated. Only pain perceived by a third ...
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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