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Junk Medicine: Doctors, Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy Paperback – 29 Mar 2010

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Harriman House (29 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857190156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857190154
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,575,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A manifesto on addiction by a truth-telling psychiatrist who explodes conventional wisdom. With customary wit and literary forays into Coleridge and De Quincey, Dalrymple turns his raw experience into gems of clinical insight. Addicts are not passive, nor are they diseased; but they have managed, Dalrymple argues, to seduce a vast treatment bureaucracy into regarding them as medical victims. --Sally Satel, M.D., author of PC, M.D: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine

Theodore Dalrymple is a brilliant observer of both medicine and society, and his book wittily engages with two versions of the current nonsense: orthodox medicine on drug addiction, and romantic poets on the wisdom you supposedly enjoy from getting high. --Kenneth Minogue, professor emeritus at The London School of Economics and author of The Liberal Mind


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