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Dangerous Diagnostics: The Social Power of Biological Information
by Dorothy Nelkin and Laurence Tancredi
University of Chicago Press, 1994
Paper: 978-0-226-57129-4
Library of Congress Classification RA427.5.N45 1994
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.177

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Dangerous Diagnostics is a powerful study of the pervasiveness of diagnostic testing and the potential it offers institutions to classify, categorize, and ultimately control individuals. Nelkin and Tancredi explore the ethical, social, and legal implications of cutting-edge technologies that can lead to new forms of discrimination in the name of standardized, objective measurements. They caution against the creation of an underclass deemed unemployable, untrainable, or uninsurable by such diagnostic tests.

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