An essay on screening diagnostic processes and their effect on individuals, and implications for overdiagnosis. By Dr Owen P Dempsey MSc MRCGP “(medical) man’s passion for ignorance dehumanises man in the name of a Cartesian humanism” (Owen Dempsey 2015) “In my view, this activity …….. reveals both a libidinal dynamism that has hitherto remained prob­lematic …

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