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The disabling impact of professional control over medicine has reached the
proportions of an epidemic. Iatrogenesis, the name for this new epidemic, comes
from iatros, the Greek word for "physician," and genesis, meaning "origin.
Among all our contemporary experts, physicians are those trained to the highest
level of specialized incompetence for this urgently needed pursuit. The recovery
from society-wide iatrogenic disease is a political task, not a professional one.
not used as a countervailing force to the expansion of institutional medical care, it
will be futile.66 Public Controls over the Professional Mafia A third category of
political remedies for unhealthy medicine focuses directly on how doctors do their
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Medicalization of Life
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