Ivan Illich and the Nemesis of Medicine

Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 6 (3):273-286 (2003)
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Ivan Illich, philosopher, historian, priest and social commentator died in Bremen, Germany on December 2, 2002. Illich was noted for his critique of the Church, education and medicine but his concepts dealt with more fundamental issues. This article reveals aspects of Illich, the man, and explores his ideas as they apply to the meaning of medicine and, in particular, the role of health care in contemporary society



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The Hour of Our Death.Philippe Ari'S. - 1982 - Oxford University Press.
Deschooling Society.Ivan Illich - 1971 - New York: Harper & Row.
The Social Transformation of American Medicine.Paul Starr - 1984 - Science and Society 48 (1):116-118.

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