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Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Priscilla Song

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174778
eISBN:
9781400885282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged ... More


Negotiating Evidence and Efficacy in Experimental Medicine

Priscilla Song

in Can Science and Technology Save China?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747021
eISBN:
9781501747045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747021.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how urban Chinese neurosurgeons have leveraged fetal cell therapies in order to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing healthcare system. Their experimental practices raise ... More


On the Cutting Edge

Priscilla Song

in Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174778
eISBN:
9781400885282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This epilogue reflects on the ways in which the biomedical odysseys documented in the book open up important questions about the contours of experimentality and the proliferating hopes generated by ... More


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