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The Medicalization of Society.

The Medicalization of Society

Peter Conrad

Johns Hopkins University Press

2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-4363

080188585X, $20.00

THE MEDICALIZATION OF SOCIETY: ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF HUMAN CONDITIONS INTO TREATABLE DISORDERS provides an overview of a field which recounts our love/hate relationship with the health professionals and the business side of health care systems, making for a complex analysis perfect for college-level health libraries and social science collections alike. Chapters build on over thirty years of research to explore trends in health care, treatment, and perceptions of health and the human condition, using common medical problems to consider their changing treatment and its implications for society as a whole.
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Date:Oct 1, 2007
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