Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health (Paperback)

Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health

By Boyers Inc Marion, Avan Allich, Ivan Illich

Marion Boyars Publishers, 9780714529936, 294pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2000

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-The medical establishment has become a major threat to health.- This is the opening statement and basic contention of Ivan Illich's searing social critique. In Limits to Medicine Ivan Illich has enlarged on this theme of disabling social services, schools, and transport, which have become, through over-industrialization, harmful to man. In this radical contribution to social thinking Illich decimates the myth of the magic of the medical profession.
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