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Where the Virtual Becomes Visceral

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/9780691174778.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter follows the journey of people living with paralysis and neurodegenerative conditions as they undergo fetal cell transplantation in China. It provides ethnographic insight on how these ... More


Medical Entrepreneurs

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/9780691174778.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how changes in the political economy of health care have encouraged enterprising Chinese clinicians to experiment with lucrative biomedical interventions for foreign patients. ... More


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