Biomedicalization: Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicine

@article{Clarke2003BiomedicalizationTT,
  title={Biomedicalization: Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicine},
  author={Adele E. Clarke and Janet K Shim and Laura Mamo and Jennifer Ruth Fosket and Jennifer R. Fishman},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2003},
  volume={68},
  pages={161-194}
}
The first social transformation of American medicine institutionally established medicine by the end of World War II. In the next decades, medicalization-the expansion of medical jurisdiction, authority, and practices into new realms-became widespread. Since about 1985, dramatic changes in both the organization and practices of contemporary biomedicine, implemented largely through the integration of technoscientific innovations, have been coalescing into what the authors call biomedicalization… 

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