Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health
A professional and physician-based health care system which has grown beyond tolerable bounds is sickening for three reasons: It must produce clinical damages which outweigh its potential benefits, it cannot but obscure the political conditions which render society unhealthy, and it tends to expropriate the power of the individual to heal himself and to shape his or her environment. The medical and para-medical monopoly over hygienic methodology and technology is a glaring example of the political misure of scientific achievements to strengthen industrial rather than personal growth.
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