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It obtains when medical bureaucracy creates ill-health by increasing stress, by
multiplying disabling dependence, by generating new painful needs, by lowering
the levels of tolerance for discomfort or pain, by reducing the leeway that people
They are turned into patients whom medicine tests and repairs, into administered
citizens whose healthy behavior a medical bureaucracy guides, and into guinea
pigs on whom medical science constantly experiments. The Aesculapian power ...
Healthy people need minimal bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share
the human condition, and die. Man's consciously lived fragility, individuality, and
relatedness make the experience of pain, of sickness, and of death an integral ...
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Medicalization of Life
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