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I will call this plethora of therapeutic side-effects clinical iatrogenesis. They are as
old as medicine itself,49 and have always been a subject of medical studies.50
Medicines have always been potentially poisonous, but their unwanted ...
It can be argued that in precisely those narrow areas in which high-cost medicine
has become more specifically effective, its symbolic side-effects have become
overwhelmingly health-denying:242 the traditional white medical magic that ...
See also Latin America; countries chemotherapy: noninfectious diseases and, 24
-6; infectious diseases and, 22-3; side-effects of, 27-9. See also medicines and
therapeutic aids children: brain damage, minimal, 95 n.; deaths, accidental, 31; ...
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The Medicalization of Life
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The Imperative of Health: Public Health and the Regulated Body
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