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... elite of scientific guardians who would control the world as their ward.83 The
Scientific Organization — of Life Belief in medicine as an applied science
generates a fourth kind of countermeasure to iatrogenesis which inevitably
increases the ...
reserved to ministers of religion, using scientific principles as its theology and
technologists as acolytes.86 As an enterprise, medicine is now concerned less
with the empirical art of healing the curable and much more with the rational ...
The religious preference given to scientific language over the language of the
layman is one of the major bulwarks of professional privilege. The imposition of
this specialized language upon political discourse about medicine easily voids it
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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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