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The Military Psychiatrist as Social Engineer
JOSEPH DUBEY
Am J Psychiatry 1967;124:52-58.
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1967-68, American Psychiatric Association

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The social roles of the military psychiatrist are examined with special attention to the uses and misuses of power. The ethical dilemma of loyalty divided between the individual patient and the community at large is complicated by the social impact of psychiatric diagnosis. Diagnosis may be considered a seemingly harmless choice of medical language describing social behavior, but the choice of the medical model has profound social consequences.

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