ISBN-10:
0815607636
ISBN-13:
9780815607632
Pub. Date:
11/28/2003
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America

Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America

by Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815607632
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Edition description: 1ST SYRACU
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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