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In a complex technological hospital, negligence becomes "random human error"
or "system breakdown," callousness becomes "scientific detachment," and
incompetence becomes "a lack of specialized equipment." The depersonalization
"Talcott Parsons, "Research with Human Subjects and the 'Professional complex,'
" in Freund, Experimentation with Human Subjects, pp. 116ff. Parsons
distinguishes within the medical-professional complex (1) research, concerned
with the ...
The loss of a normative "human condition" introduces a newness not only into the
human act but also into the human attitude towards the framework in which a
person acts. If this action is to remain human after the framework has been ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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