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disease,45 however, are effective only when rather exceptional circumstances
combine that are outside the physician's control. ... Among murderous
institutional torts, only modern malnutrition injures more people than iatrogenic
disease in its ...
In a more general and more widely accepted sense, clinical iatrogenic disease
comprises all clinical conditions for which remedies, physicians, or hospitals are
the pathogens, or "sickening" agents. I will call this plethora of therapeutic ...
It has also been established that one out of every five patients admitted to a
typical research hospital acquires an iatrogenic disease, sometimes trivial,
usually requiring special treatment, and in one case in thirty leading to death.
Half of these ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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