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The Disordered Body
The Disordered Body (November 1999)
Epidemic Disease and Cultural Transformation
Suzanne E. Hatty - Author
James Hatty - Author

A fascinating look at how three epidemics of the medieval and Early Renaissance period in Western Europe shaped and altered conceptions of the human body in ways that continue today.

The Disordered Body presents a fascinating look at how three epidemics of the medieval and Early Renaissance period in Western Europe shaped and altered conceptions of the human body in ways that continue today. Authors Suzanne E. Hat...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of International Health
The Politics of International Health (October 1998)
The Children's Vaccine Initiative and the Struggle to Develop Vaccines for the Third World
William Muraskin - Author

Presents the history of the Children's Vaccine Initiative, examining its successes and failures in promoting the development of both new and improved vaccines for the Third World.

Tracing the history of the Children's Vaccine Initiative (CVI), this book examines its successes and failures in promoting the development of both new and improved vaccines for the Third World. The CVI has achieved many successes, including mak...(Read More)
 
 
Women in Medical Education
Women in Medical Education (October 1996)
An Anthology of Experience
Delese Wear - Editor
Francis K. Conley - Foreword by

An anthology of personal narratives reflecting the issues confronting women in the medical academy today, including sexual harassment, equity issues, and maternity leave policies.

"This anthology of experience provides a historical reference point at a pivotal time for medicine in the United States. The common concern, articulated by all, is that a cultural shift must occur, a rigid structure become moldable or broken, o...(Read More)
 
 
The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital
The Eclipse of the State Mental Hospital (April 1996)
Policy, Stigma, and Organization
George W. Dowdall - Author

Examines the origins, recent history, and future of state hospitals.
State hospitals still account for the majority of the state dollars spent on mental health care across the nation. Why do state hospitals persist and expand despite public scandal and professional disapproval? What role does the state mental hospital play in the current system of care for the seriously mentally ill? What role should it play, and at what cost? Dowdall exp...(Read More)
 
 
Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain
Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain (November 1995)
Implications for Treatment of Multi-Ethnic Populations
Maryann S. Bates - Author

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.
"What I like most about this book is that first it addresses an important issue: the role of ethnicity and culture in chronic pain.. Much of what Bates says also applies not only to chronic disease but virtually all types ...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom and Community
Freedom and Community (August 1993)
The Ethics of Interdependence
Erich H. Loewy - Author

In this book, Loewy grounds communitarian ethics in contemporary terms, particularly as a response to the intractable social problems in the United States and the shocking collapse of the Soviet Union and Soviet-style communism. He goes far beyond his work in ethics to date, moving from a dialectical relationship between community and autonomy to a notion in which the ends and means of both community and individual interact to produce a h...(Read More)
 
 
Cure, Care, or Control
Cure, Care, or Control (September 1992)
Alcoholism Treatment in Sixteen Countries
Harald Klingemann - Editor
Jukka-Pekka Takala - Editor
Geoffrey Hunt - Editor

"This particularly interesting and useful work, which takes full account of the views of specialists in the alcohol treatment field, is based on a knowledge of actual conditions in sixteen countries, and describes the many different ways in which these countries are tackling the over-consumption and abuse of alcohol. Beyond the diversity of approaches, what stands out is the determining influence of the sociocultural environment in which alcohol ab...(Read More)
 
 
Ethnopsychiatry
Ethnopsychiatry (August 1992)
The Cultural Construction of Professional and Folk Psychiatries
Atwood D. Gaines - Editor

This book outlines a "new ethnopsychiatry," one that considers popular or folk ethnomedicines and professional psychiatric systems in the same discourse, effacing the traditional distinction between psychiatry and ethnopsychiatry. The essays in this volume are from a diverse, interdisciplinary group representing history, psychology, sociology, and medicine, as well as anthropology. The author view both ethnomedical practices and illness as ...(Read More)
 
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