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Doctors at WarLife and Death in a Field Hospital

Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Mark de Rond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. It tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting detail, ... More

The Drug Company Next DoorPollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Alexa S. Dietrich

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The production of pharmaceuticals is among the most profitable industries on the planet. Drug companies produce chemical substances that can save, extend, or substantially improve the quality of ... More

Eating DrugsPsychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Stefan Ecks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or ... More

The Elusive EmbryoHow Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Gay Becker

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters ... More

Encounters with AgingMythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More

Fertility HolidaysIVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Amy Speier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Millions of North Americans are priced out of North America’s expensive reproductive medicine industry. Ultimately, women learn about the possibility of doing IVF abroad, and this book reveals the ... More

Framing the Sexual SubjectThe Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters ... More

Healing ElementsEfficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Sienna R. Craig

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand, it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other ... More

“HIV Is God's Blessing”Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

“HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Jarrett Zigon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world—80 percent from intravenous ... More

Huang Di Nei Jing Su WenNature, Knowledge, Imagery in an Ancient Chinese Medical Text

Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: Nature, Knowledge, Imagery in an Ancient Chinese Medical Text

Paul Unschuld

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233225
eISBN:
9780520928497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233225.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Huang Di nei jing su wen, known familiarly as the Su wen, is a seminal text of ancient Chinese medicine, yet until now there has been no comprehensive, detailed analysis of its development and ... More

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