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September 1978 (Volume 56)
Jonathan E. Fielding
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Despite the intuitive-and historically persistent-appeal of preventive medical measures, latter-day skeptics find less cause for continued optimism. The failure of expectations is only partly a confusion of definitions. An examination of what is prevented, and by whom, suggests new professional as well as political strategies, and anticipates new dilemmas.
Author(s): Jonathan E. Fielding
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Volume 56, Issue 3 (pages 274–302) Published in 1978
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