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Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395768-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
... Interlude Amputation Day at Princess Marina Hospital “It’s Amputation Day at pmh!” I wrote in my field notes at some point just after lunch one day in June 2008.1 By that point...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397762-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9776-2
...lWTH REE Fractions of Men: Engendering Amputation In 1866, the Atlantic Monthly published a fictional case study of an army surgeon who had lost all of his limbs during the Civil War. Written anonymously by the American neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell, "The Case of George Ded10w...
Published: 06 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374442-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7444-2
... Chapter 4 asks how metabolism is diagnosable and treatable, through the sciences of diabetology, nutrition, and surgical amputation. It is concerned with absorption between persons and clinics. Ethnographically, it is anchored in the clinic and works through substances like calories, insulin...
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By Erin O'Connor
Published: 01 January 2000
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9776-2
... 7. Excessive fingers 119 8. Amputated arms amputating 120 9. Nonsensical torso 120 10. Prosthetic ploughman 127 II. Prosthetic digger 127 12. Prosthetic farrier 128 13. Prosthetic miner 128 14. Man leaping on artificial leg 128 15. Ice skater with artificial leg 130 16. Climbing...
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By Erin O'Connor
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397762-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9776-2
..., Amputation: and Civil War, 102, 106-107; 22]n. 23. See also India; Slums; Water and hysteria, 104, 107-III, 125; in litera• supply ture, IIO-lII, 130-133, 142-143; and mas• culinity, 10, 103-105, 114-II5; as meta• Bain, Alexander, II2, 158, 238n. 2 phor for severed emotional ties, IIO-III...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395393-043
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9539-3
.... The air could be seen; a yellow hum. The ether became almost overpowering so that it was an effort to keep one’s senses. There was a rough plain wooden table; a sink; forceps, scalpels and saws—­the dull plated tools of amputation and internal delvings. There was no blood to be seen but blood...
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By Erin O'Connor
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397762-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9776-2
... and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State. 26 Extirpation was a standard medical term for the removal of cancerous tissue. It was used as a synonym for amputation, and was also used to indicate the comparatively minor operation known today as lumpectomy. Mastectomy did...
Published: 26 November 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376620-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7662-0
... amputated legs. They looked like the tips of two huge penises.”1 Although Things Seen, the book in which this observa- tion appears, concerns neither disability nor pornography, I want to desig- nate this encounter at Les Halles as a “disability porn” moment, since it rep- resents an exemplary instance...
Published: 19 March 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383574-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8357-4
... King’s Row, and he had to play a young, handsome ‘‘blade’’ who has an accident and wakes up to find that the bottom half of his body has been amputated. ‘‘Coming from unconsciousness to full realization of what had happened in a few seconds, it presented me with the most challenging acting problem in...
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By Edward Slavishak
Published: 26 August 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389347-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8934-7
..., 152–53 Amputation, 153, 231, 237, 248, 251, Allegory, in art, 9, 104–5, 124–25, 255, 256, 304 n. 24, 308 n. 65, 308 132–33 n. 66, 316 n. 41; compensation Amputation (continued) 278 n. 18, 303 n. 17, 304 n. 24; amounts for, 195, 241, 246...
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By Erin O'Connor
Published: 01 January 2000
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9776-2
... Freedman, Sander Gilman, Jill Matus, Dianne Sadoff, and an anonymous reader for Duke University Press all read the whole and made astute and helpful suggestions. Seth Koven and Thomas Laqueur read earlier versions of the amputation chapter and made careful, clarifying comments...
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389675-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8967-5
... “macabre amputation fantasy serves as a brutal symbol of his impotence now that illness has brought his military service to an end. Unable either to paint or fight, he brandishes the raw and useless limb 70 nora m. alter like an accusation” (267). Cork goes on to argue that...
Published: 09 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394877-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9487-7
... me to think kindly of devotees because they “can’t get enough of [my] beautiful looks.” For Steve, my “beautiful looks” are the re- sult of my two above-­the-­knee amputations; the fact that he knows nothing else about my appearance, or my life in general, does nothing to dampen his desire...
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By Zoë H. Wool
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... alleviate his incessant headaches, a result of his traumatic brain injury (tbi). Once he remarked on his excitement that in five weeks, he would finally have his foot amputated; it had been destroyed in a blast from an improvised explosive device (ied) and he’d been fighting for the amputa- tion for...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-102
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... indifference and a lack of competence. Recently in Mpumalanga, a man admitted to hospital with a fracture suffered such nursing neglect that his leg rotted and had to be amputated. Many teachers regularly abandon their classrooms to attend union meetings or look after their own affairs. It is hard to...
Published: 01 August 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
... here, “Amputation Day at pmh.” The encouragement I received from him and from Kristine Krause, Nancy Hunt, Rijk van Dijk, and David Kyaddondo with regard to this ma- terial was invaluable. Sherine Hamdy asked tough questions with great warmth and kindness. Sharon Kaufman provided...
Published: 17 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393962-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9396-2
... the surface of noble warrior- sisters’ skins. I met Audre Lorde when she already had only one breast; never met a woman yet who could carry a scar like she did, like a purple heart of honored womanhood. I am not my parts but the whole of who I am, her amuleted amputation declared.5 Audre...
Published: 15 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395836-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9583-6
... of a train is distressing, particularly in some stretches of that region: Cemetery after cemetery of charred trees pa- rade before the passenger, some atrociously twisted, mummified in a final rictus of pain. Their black branches stab the air like amputated arms; others, reduced to squat...
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By Julie Livingston
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395768-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9576-8
..., See also cancer in Botswana; Gaborone 16; nursing and, 7, 96–97, 105–6 Private Hospital; Princess Marina Hos- aminopterin, 41 pital; public health system in Botswana amputation, 56, 85–91 biopsies, 144; needle biopsy, 181 anthropology of value in medicine...
Published: 16 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374930-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7493-0
... could it be for me but an amputation, an excision, a hemorrhage that spattered my ­whole body with black blood?”18 Inescapable Bodies  121 The movement tow­ ard the world fails to achieve its goal. There are ideas— oductive­pr ideas— ­that are blocking...