New York: Monthly Review Press, 1978. Paperback. viii, 300p., softbound, first printing (a paperback original), plain printed glossy green wraps; has a tiny bump at the outer corner else entirely clean and sound. The author's position is, to quote from back-cover text, that "American medicine is of dubious benefit, that it is not really scientific, that it frequently causes harm, and that it is an instrument of social control. These problems, arising from the nature of our society, cannot be solved by improving distribution and accessibility"