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The social commitment to provide all citizens with almost unlimited outputs from
the medical system threatens to destroy the environmental and cultural
conditions needed by people to live a life of constant autonomous healing. This
trend must ...
Medicine retains unchecked autonomy in defining what constitutes sickness, but
drops on others the task of ferreting out the sick and providing for their treatment.
Only medicine knows what constitutes addiction, though policemen are ...
Since measurements disregard the contributions made by the autonomous mode
towards the total effectiveness with which any major social goal may be achieved
, they cannot indicate if this total effectiveness is increasing or decreasing.
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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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The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body
No preview available - 1995