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Here medicine is exercised by full-time specialists who control large populations
by means of bureaucratic institutions.30 These specialists form professions which
exercise a unique kind of control over their own work.31 Unlike unions, these ...
Of course, physicians lord it over these fiefs and determine what work these
pseudo-professions shall do. But with the recognition of some autonomy many of
these specialized groups of medical pages, ushers, footmen, and squires have
80 Corinne Lathrop Gilb, Hidden Hierarchies: The Professions and Government (
New York: Harper & Row, 1966). On the strategies used by American physicians,
lawyers, and educators to acquire political power by organizing professional ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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