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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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ISBN: 9780815607632
ISBN-10: 0815607636
Format: Paperback / softback
(239mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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