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In a complex technological hospital, negligence becomes "random human error"
or "system breakdown," callousness becomes "scientific detachment," and
incompetence becomes "a lack of specialized equipment." The depersonalization
"Talcott Parsons, "Research with Human Subjects and the 'Professional complex,'
" in Freund, Experimentation with Human Subjects, pp. 116 if. Parsons
distinguishes within the medical-professional complex (1) research, concerned
with the ...
Yet at this moment of crisis it would be foolish to found the limits of human actions
on some substantive ecological ideology which would modernize the mythic
sacredness of nature. The engineering of an eco-religion would be a caricature
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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
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