Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.
Medicalization has been defined as a growth in the tendency to define aspects of everyday life as subject to medical diagnosis and treatment.1 It has been associated with the increase in the dominance, power, prestige, and income of the medical profession in the 20th century.1
Clarke J. Masculinity. JAMA. 2006;296(19):2379–2384. doi:10.1001/jama.296.19.2380