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Author Nelkin, Dorothy.

Title Dangerous diagnostics : the social power of biological information / Dorothy Nelkin, Laurence Tancredi
Published New York : Basic Books, [1989]


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Description x, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Preface -- 1. The new diagnostics -- 2. Defining diagnosis -- 3. Interpreting tests -- 4. Diagonosis in the health care system -- 5. Testing in the workplace : predicting performance and health -- 6. The schools : testing for learning problems -- 7. The medical empowering of legal institutions -- 8. Social control through biological tests
Summary An up-to-date look at current developments in diagnostic technology ; raises disturbing questions about the threat to our traditional concepts of privacy and personal antonomy
Analysis Courts
Diagnostic services
Learning disabilities
Medical ethics
Medical genetics
Overseas item
Social control
Social policy
Working conditions
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [179]-195
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human chromosome abnormalities -- Diagnosis -- Social aspects.
Medical screening -- Social aspects.
Neuropsychological tests -- Social aspects.
Mass Screening.
Social Control, Formal.
Diagnostic Tests, Routine.
Ethics, Medical.
Psychological Tests.
Author Tancredi, Laurence R.
LC no. 8904002509
ISBN 0465015735