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Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... Between 1948 and 1967, the Leprosy Research Unit for Nigeria was stationed at the leprosy hospital and one-time colony at Uzuakoli, and some of the most important research on the chemotherapy of leprosy was carried out there. Drugs tested and standardized at Uzuakoli were circulated...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... Often described as “Africa’s laboratory,” the Gambia, one of the smallest countries in Africa, has offered a site of medical research and public health experimentation for the better part of a century. Drawing from archival and ethnographic materials, this chapter explores the distinct ways...
Published: 19 November 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478022176-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2217-6
Published: 19 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395478-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9547-8
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... medical research Africa Afrocentrism HIV biocapitalism ...
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... medical research Africa Afrocentrism HIV biocapitalism ...
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By Paul Wenzel Geissler
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... Gambia clinical trials medical research government development ...
Book Chapter

By Paul Wenzel Geissler
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... antiretroviral therapy HIV/AIDS medical research kinship social networks ...
Published: 01 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374381-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7438-1
... Details of a CIA funding front known as the Human Ecology Fund are examined. The Human Ecology Fund was overseen by Cornell University Medical School neurologist Harold Wolff, MD. The fund secretly received CIA funds and financed a broad range of social and behavioral science research undertaken...
Book Chapter

By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... Duke-NUS Graduate School of Medicine Newly emerging infectious diseases SARS pandemic biosecurity assemblage U.S. military medical research units ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... This chapter explores the environs of a major medical research center in Africa. The center is owned by the National Clinical Research Organisation (itself explicitly called a para-statal institution) and has, for the past three decades, conducted world-leading research in tropical diseases...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... science projects and other family members are clients and objects of study in the projects. antiretroviral therapy HIV/AIDS medical research kinship social networks ...
Book Chapter

By Ralph Snyderman
Published: 14 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7393-3
... Genentech Inc. Biomedical Research Education Clinical Care Duke University Medical Center Organization ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... medical research kinship social networks ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... of surveillance distracted resources from real health issues, and public health interventions dissolved into spectacle, speculation, and pretence. emerging viruses Cameroon absurdity powerlessness Nathan Wolfe This chapter explores the environs of a major medical research center in Africa...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373933-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7393-3
... One of the discrete institutional innovations of Dr. Snyderman’s tenure as Chancellor was the creation of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Looked down upon by top-tier medical schools and academic medical centers, clinical research and trials nevertheless seemed to Dr. Snyderman...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373933-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7393-3
... enterprise in which clinical practice, research, and medical education began to fuse. The leading site of this fusion was the American academic medical center, which began at such leading institutions as Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania. Duke University joined the trend in 1924...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... of doing science. It explores instead the global ramifications of the controversy, from Cameroon to California, taking Vanhivax as a symptom of contemporary, global transformations in global biomedicine. medical research Africa Afrocentrism HIV biocapitalism ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... introduces the field of ethical choices that infuses the operation of this chain. Such ethical choices determine the goals of clinical research, which therapies are considered appropriate, and how doctors and patients respond. Bioethics medical technologies aging population medical anthropology...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... in Africa, has offered a site of medical research and public health experimentation for the better part of a century. Drawing from archival and ethnographic materials, this chapter explores the distinct ways in which Gambian populations have become objects of governmental practice and biomedical knowledge...