Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America
Thomas Szasz argues that 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 he calls pharmacracy, eroding personal freedom and dignity.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published November 27th 2003 by Syracuse University Press
(first published April 30th 2001)
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Thomas Stephen Szasz (pronounced /sas/; born April 15, 1920 in Budapest, Hungary) is a psychiatrist and academic. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. He is a prominent figure in the antipsychiatry movement, a well-known social critic of the moral and scientific foundations of psychiatry, and of the social control a...moreMore about Thomas Stephen Szasz...