chapter  3
The significance of socioeconomic factors in health for medical care and the National Health Service
ByMildred Blaxter
Pages 10

Moreover, the more sophisticated our research into the etiology of ill health becomes, the more we realize we are not now talking about specific ills with specific and single causes, but rather with general susceptibilities, and with lifelong interactions of the individual and the environment. And the more complex this knowledge grows, the more that medicine-best equipped to deal with specific disease, not general ill health-feels impotent.