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Eliot Freidson, "Disability as Deviance," in M. B. Sussman, ed., Sociology and
Rehabilitation (Washington: American Sociological Association, 1966), pp. 71-99
. Professional diagnosis tends merely to give validity to lay perceptions of the
27 Howard S. Becker, Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance (New York
: Free Press, 1963). Clarifies the connection between the therapeutic orientation
of an occupation or profession and "entrepreneurship." 28 Joseph R. Gusfield, ...
29 Charles Kadushin, "Social Class and the Experience of III Health,"
Sociological Inquiry 34 (1964): 67-80, challenges the sociological dogma of an
association between socio-economic status and the occurrence of chronic
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The Medicalization of Life
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