Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis - The Expropriation of Health (Pelican)

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A reasoned attack upon the mythic prestige of contemporary medicines, examining the customs and rituals conducted by the medical profession. Illich proves the impotence of medical services to change life expectancy, and examines the clinical and social reality of personal health, and argues for individuals to regain the integrity of their bodies and lives.

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Medical institutions and practice come under Illich's scrutiny in this statement.

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Ivan Illich is the author of Celebration of Awareness, Tools for Conviviality, The Right to Useful Unemployment, Energy and Equity, Limits to Medicine, Shadow Work, Gender, H2O and the Waters of Forgetfulness, ABC: The Alphabetization of the Popular Mind, Disabling Professions, Deschooling Society and In the Mirror of the Past: Lectures and Addresses 1978-1990.

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