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productivity which would have been denied them at an earlier stage of
industrialization. Now that everybody tends to be a patient in some respect, wage
labor acquires therapeutic characteristics. Lifelong health education, counseling,
Each gives rise to a specific kind of political demand, and all of them become
reinforcements for the dependence of people on medical bureaucracies because
they deal with health care as a form of therapeutic planning and engineering.92 ...
See medicines and therapeutic aids dying and death, 34; in atomic age, 202-3;
Baroque concepts of, 189, 200; bourgeois attitudes, 189-94; causes of death, 13,
15-16,23,31, 81, 198-9; Christianity and, 176-87, 205-6 n.; clinical attitudes ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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