The Medicalization of Everyday Life: Selected Essays

Author: Thomas Szasz


SKU: 9780815608677 Category: Tag: Product ID: 695387


This collection of impassioned essays, published between 1973 and 2006, chronicles Thomas Szasz’s long campaign against the orthodoxies of pharmacracy, that is, the alliance of medicine and the state. From Diagnoses Are Not Diseases to The Existential Identity Thief, Fatal Temptation, and Killing as Therapy, the book delves into the complex evolution of medicalization, concluding with Pharmacracy: The New Despotism. In practice, society must draw a line between what counts as medical practice and what does not. Where it draws that line goes far in defining the kinds of laws its citizens live under, the kinds of medical care they receive, and the kinds of lives they are allowed to live.

ISBN: 9780815608677
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Pub Date: 10/2007
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.71lbs
Size: 9.08h x 6.28w x 0.64d

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Weight 0.71 lbs
Dimensions 9.08 × 6.28 × 0.64 in