The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle

The Tyranny of Health: Doctors and the Regulation of Lifestyle

by Michael Fitzpatrick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415235723

ISBN-13: 9780415235723

Pub. Date: 11/02/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A topical and controversial contribution to public, professional and academic discussion of issues of health and health care. The author concludes that we need to establish a clear boundary between the worlds of medicine and politics, so that doctors can concentrate on treating the sick - and leave the well alone.

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A topical and controversial contribution to public, professional and academic discussion of issues of health and health care. The author concludes that we need to establish a clear boundary between the worlds of medicine and politics, so that doctors can concentrate on treating the sick - and leave the well alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415235723
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/02/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1.Introduction

2.Health scares and moral panics

3.The regulation of life

4.Screening

5.The politics of health promotion

6.The expansion of health

7.The personal is the medical

8.The crisis of modern medicine

9.Conclusion

Bibliography

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