Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America

Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America

By: Thomas Szasz (author)Paperback

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The modern penchant for transforming human problems into ""diseases"" and judicial sanctions into ""treatments,"" replacing the rule of law with the rule of medical discretion, leads to a type of government social critic Thomas Szasz calls ""pharmacracy."" He warns that the creeping substitution of democracy for pharmacracyprivate personal concerns increasingly perceived as requiring a medical-political responseinexorably erodes personal freedom and dignity.

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  • ISBN13: 9780815607632
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780815607632
  • ISBN10: 0815607636

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