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Contested Medicine - Illness and the Environment: A Reader in Contested Medicine
Illness and the Environment: A Reader in Contested

Contested Medicine

In myriad ways, humans have gradually tailored their world to meet immediate material needs. In so doing, we have, in the minds of many, systematically altered a formerly hospitable environment into one more ambiguous in its effect on the human organism. Just as environments have adapted in response to human activity, so too is the human body now, in turn, forced to adapt to these altered conditions. Today, mysterious illnesses, from chronic fatigue to Gulf War Syndrome, meet us at every turn. Yet even as an increasing number of people attribute ailments to environmental problems, the suspected relationships between illness and environment remain unclear. Illness and the Environment examines how sick people and their allies struggle to achieve public recognition of somatic complaints and disabilities that they contend are related to "manufactured environments" The first of its kind, the anthology considers the political, legal, and medical conflicts arising from these illnesses, and will prove invaluable to researchers, scholars, public policy makers, trial attorneys, and activist organizations.

  • Brand: Brand: NYU Press
  • ASIN: 0814747299
Contested Medicine - Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness
Brave New Medicine: A Doctor's Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune

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In this revelatory memoir, Doctor Cynthia Li shares the truth about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing—mind, body, and spirit. Li had it all: a successful career in medicine, a loving marriage, children on the horizon. But it all came crashing down when, after developing an autoimmune thyroid condition, mysterious symptoms began consuming her body. Test after test came back "within normal limits," baffling her doctors—and baffling herself. Housebound with two young children, Li began a solo odyssey from her living room couch to find a way to heal.Brave New Medicine details the physical and existential crisis that forces a young doctor to question her own medical training. She dives into the root causes of her illness, learning to unlock her body's innate intelligence and wholeness. Li relates her story with the insight of a scientist, and the humility and candor of a patient, exploring the emotional and spiritual shifts beyond the physical body.Millions of people worldwide are affected by autoimmune disease. While complex conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are gaining attention, patients struggling with these mysterious ailments remain largely dismissed by their doctors, fam...

  • ASIN: 1684032059
Contested Medicine - Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion: Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History)
Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion: Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern

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This edited volume draws historians and anthropologists together to explore the contested worlds of epidemic corpses and their disposal. Why are burials so frequently at the center of disagreement, recrimination and protest during epidemics? Why are the human corpses produced in the course of infectious disease outbreaks seen as dangerous, not just to the living, but also to the continued existence of society and civilization? Examining cases from the Black Death to Ebola, contributors challenge the predominant idea that a single, universal framework of contagion can explain the political, social and cultural importance and impact of the epidemic corpse. 

  • ASIN: 331962928X
  • Part No: 29463764
Contested Medicine - Western Medicine As Contested Knowledge (Studies in Imperialism)
Western Medicine As Contested Knowledge (Studies in

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This is the first volume to examine the range and extent of non-Western responses to Western medicine across the spectrum of Western imperialist influence, from Japan in the East to Navajo of the North American plains in the West. Medicine has always been a significant tool of empire. In the nineteenth century, Western missionaries were candid about the value of medicine for introducing the heathen first to Christianity and then to trade with the west. Even today, Western-defined health programmes remain potent markers of the level of modernisation - and hence 'civilisation' - achieved by a country, and are frequently tied to the terms of international loans.

  • ASIN: 0719046734
Contested Medicine - The Contested Boundaries of American Public Health (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)
The Contested Boundaries of American Public Health (Critical Issues in Health and

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The role of public health services in America is generally considered to be the reduction of illness, suffering, and death. But what exactly does this mean in practice? At different points in history, professionals in the field have addressed housing reform, education about sex and illegal drugs, hospital and clinic care, gun violence, and even bioterrorism. But there is no agreement about how far public health efforts should go in attempting to modify behaviors seen as lifestyle choices, or whether the field's mandate extends to intervening in broader social and economic conditions. The authors of the thirteen essays in this book attempt to understand what are, and what should be, the field's chief goals and activities. Drawing on examples that include September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, the anthrax scare, and more, contributors examine the historical evolution of the profession and show how public health is changing in the context of natural and human-made disasters and the politics that surround them.

  • Brand: Brand: Rutgers University Press
  • ASIN: 0813543126
  • Part No: 7 illustrations
Contested Medicine - The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug
The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle

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Contested Medicine - Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military
Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the

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In the 1960s University of Cincinnati radiologist Eugene Saenger infamously conducted human experiments on patients with advanced cancer to examine how total body radiation could treat the disease. But, under contract with the Department of Defense, Saenger also used those same patients as proxies for soldiers to answer questions about combat effectiveness on a nuclear battlefield. Using the Saenger case as a means to reconsider cold war medical trials, Contested Medicine examines the inherent tensions at the heart of clinical studies of the time. Emphasizing the deeply intertwined and mutually supportive relationship between cancer therapy with radiation and military medicine, Gerald Kutcher explores post–World War II cancer trials, the efforts of the government to manage clinical ethics, and the important role of military investigations in the development of an effective treatment for childhood leukemia. Whereas most histories of human experimentation judge research such as Saenger’s against idealized practices, Contested Medicine eschews such an approach and considers why Saenger’s peers and later critics had so much difficulty reaching an unambiguous ethical assessment. Kutcher’s engaging investigation offers an approach to clinical ethics and research imperatives t...

  • ASIN: B00318DJ88
Contested Medicine - Healing in Community: Medicine, Contested Terrains, and Cultural Encounters Among the Tuareg
Healing in Community: Medicine, Contested Terrains, and Cultural Encounters Among the

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Exploring the multiple communities of healing among the Tuareg people of Niger, this work examines the beliefs and practices that surround healing and the quest for medicine. In studying ideals of healing that face challenges from wider political and economic forces, the author enables us to understand these culturally and historically constructed processes. This leads us to comprehend how many Tuareg construct and deconstruct local notions of medicine and healers, how patients cope with current problems in health care, and more broadly, how medical knowledge is constructed in anthropology and ethnography.Rasmussen reveals new perspectives on healing in systems of power and symbolism, bridging interpretive cultural and political economy approaches. This book explores the consequences and implications of the idea that in order to obtain medicine, one must submit to authority, but proceeds beyond merely demonstrating this idea, already largely a truism in anthropology. The Tuareg data show how local residents are not passive victims, but rather active agents in responding to and resisting authority structures of medicine and medical knowledge.

  • Brand: Brand: Praeger
  • ASIN: 0897897617
  • Part No: notes, bibliography
Contested Medicine - Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements
Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social

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The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. Stakeholders in disputes about illnesses or conditions disagree over their fundamental causes as well as how they should be treated and prevented. This thought-provoking book crosses disciplinary boundaries by engaging with both public health policy and social science, asserting that science, activism, and policy are not separate issues and showing how the contribution of environmental factors in disease is often overlooked.

  • ASIN: B006K67DVW
Contested Medicine - The Fetus as a Patient: A Contested Concept and its Normative Implications (Biomedical Law and Ethics Library)
The Fetus as a Patient: A Contested Concept and its Normative Implications (Biomedical Law and Ethics

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Due to new developments in prenatal testing and therapy the fetus is increasingly visible, examinable and treatable in prenatal care. Accordingly, physicians tend to perceive the fetus as a patient and understand themselves as having certain professional duties towards it. However, it is far from clear what it means to speak of a patient in this connection.This volume explores the usefulness and limitations of the concept of ‘fetal patient’ against the background of the recent seminal developments in prenatal or fetal medicine. It does so from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Featuring internationally recognized experts in the field, the book discusses the normative implications of the concept of ‘fetal patient’ from a philosophical-theoretical as well as from a legal perspective. This includes its implications for the autonomy of the pregnant woman as well as its consequences for physician-patient-interactions in prenatal medicine.

  • ASIN: B07CGR6KZB
Contested Medicine - Medicine and Morality in Haiti : The Contest for Healing Power
Medicine and Morality in Haiti : The Contest for Healing

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Contested Medicine - Illness and the Environment : A Reader in Contested Medicine
Illness and the Environment : A Reader in Contested

Contested Medicine

Contested Medicine - Illness and the Environment : A Reader in Contested Medicine
Illness and the Environment : A Reader in Contested

Contested Medicine

Contested Medicine - Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion : Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials
Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion : Infectious Corpses and Contested

Contested Medicine

Contested Medicine - Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion : Infectious Corpses and Contested Burials
Histories of Post-Mortem Contagion : Infectious Corpses and Contested

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Contested Medicine - Disabled Children: Contested Caring, 1850-1979
Disabled Children: Contested Caring,

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Contested Medicine - The Vaccine Contest: Being an Exact Outline of the Arguments ... Respecting Cow-pox Inoculation
The Vaccine Contest: Being an Exact Outline of the Arguments ... Respecting Cow-pox

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Contested Medicine Cancer Research and the Military

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