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No wonder that the health industry tries to shift the blame for the damage caused
onto the victim, and that the dope-sheet of a multinational pharmaceutical
concern tells its readers that "iatrogenic disease is almost always of neurotic
origin." 69 ...
When medical damage to individual health is produced by a sociopolitical mode
of transmission, I will speak of "social iatrogenesis," a term designating all
impairments to health that are due precisely to those socio-economic
180 Minimal brain damage in children is as often as not a creation of Ritalin; it is
a diagnosis determined by the treatment. See Roger D. Freeman, "Review of
Medicine in Special Education: Medical-Behavioral Pseudorelationships,"
Journal of ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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