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The Pharmaceutical Invasion Doctors are not needed to medicalize a society's
drugs.84 Even without too many hospitals and medical schools a culture can
become the prey of a pharmaceutical invasion. Each culture has its poisons, ...
It implies performance according to a set of control mechanisms: plans, recipes,
rules, and instructions, all of which govern personal behavior.5 To a large extent
culture and health coincide. Each culture gives shape to a unique Gestalt of ...
Body-sense is experienced as an ever-renewed gift of culture.8 In Java people
flatly say, "To be human is to be Javanese." Small children, boors, simpletons, the
insane, and the flagrantly immoral are said to be ndurung djawa (not yet ...
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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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