Marxism and Medicine

Academic Article


  • To the Editor: The book review by Waitzkin of Medicine under Capitalism (N Engl J Med 297:458, 1977) could have been dismissed as another otiose example of the endorsement of Marxist dogma if it had not appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, which is justly renowned for its stringency in accepting articles and for its unhesitating rejection of trivia. The reviewer avoids the word communism in favor of “Marxist paradigm.” This attitude may reflect only a pedagogical preference for the au courant, or, if not that, perhaps it reflects the recent recognition by some Marxists that communism. © 1977, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Ball GV; Waitzkin H
  • Start Page

  • 1473
  • End Page

  • 1474
  • Volume

  • 297
  • Issue

  • 26