Successes of Prevention

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