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Iatrogenesis cannot be understood unless it is seen as the specifically medical
manifestation of specific counterproductiv- ity. Specific or paradoxical
counterproductivity is a negative social indicator for a diseconomy which remains
Specific. Counterproductivity. Iatrogenesis will be controlled only if it is
understood as but one aspect of the destructive dominance of industry over
society, as but one instance of that paradoxical counterproductivity which is now
surfacing in all ...
This specific counterproductivity constitutes an unwanted side-effect of industrial
production which cannot be externalized from the particular economic sector that
produces it. Fundamentally it is due neither to technical mistakes nor to class ...
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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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