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By equating statistical man with biologically unique men, an insatiable demand
for finite resources is created. The individual is subordinated to the greater "
needs" of the whole, preventive procedures become compulsory,184 and the
right of ...
To give an example: it is possible to view health as durable capital stock used to
produce an output called "healthy time."44 Individuals inherit an initial stock,
which can be increased by investment in health capitalization through the
Its focus is survival rather than health in its opposition to disease; the impact of
stress on populations and individuals rather than the performance of specific
persons; the relationship of a niche in the cosmos to the human species with
which 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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The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body
No preview available - 1995