Doctors, Drugs Used for Pleasure and Performance, and the Medical Model

  • Robert Michels
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)


Doctors prescribe drugs to make their sick patients well. Everybody knows that this is so, and most people approve of it, at least most of the time. However, there are some exceptions, some problems, and even some contradictions to this general formula. The exploration of these may influence our views on the use of drugs for pleasure and for the enhancement of performance.


Social Phobia Medical Control Medical Model Moral Tradition Sick Role 
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© The Humana Press Inc. 1984

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  • Robert Michels

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