after wwII, health care was going through massive changes, being restructured to meet
the needs of growing populations.
medical power became salient
it could use its authority to orient healthcare systems towards medicine's interest
rather than the public or the state.
DAVID COBURN - MEDICAL DOMINANCE THEN AND NOW
- why has there been a movement away from the study of medical domination?
- in the 50s and 60s there was a dominant structural approach looking at macro
- in the 60s and 70s there was a refocusing in soc on microprocesses that focus on the
individual instead of teh structural level.
- medicalization at the individual level became more vogue
in the 1800s the first medical association in ontario. doctors are not individually
mandated but need licenses to do so.
saskatchewan creates a law
doctors go on strike after sask goes public health care
by 1966 the medical care act of canada
it looks here like not a matter of medical dominance but state dominance over health
medicine itself is regulated and subject to broader social and economic concerns.
you can now only get medical procedures the govt says it is alright for you to have
even though people might have 'free' healthca