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Purveyors of medical services follow the example of their colleagues in other
fields in adding the stick of "limits to growth" to the carrot of ever more desirable
vehicles and therapies. Limits to professional health care are a rapidly growing ...
75 For studies on the limits to further proliferation, see William J. Goode, "The
Theoretical Limits of Professionalization," in Amitai Etzioni, ed., The Semi-
Professions and Their Organization (New York: Free Press, 1969), pp. 266-313.
himself to limits when he becomes aware of them. A conscious response to
painful sensations, to impairment, and to eventual death is part of man's coping
ability. The capacity for revolt and for perseverance, for stubborn resistance and
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The Medicalization of Life
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