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Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... This chapter challenges and expands upon how Euro-Americans conceive how a medical system “works.” Exploring the social and political context of medicine in a West African village—how indigenous medicine is embedded within social relations and organized by social groups, how disease is...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
Published: 24 December 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390107-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9010-7
Published: 11 February 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7574-6
Published: 30 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395140-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9514-0
Published: 15 April 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004363-032
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0436-3
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... This chapter challenges and expands upon how Euro-Americans conceive how a medical system “works.” Exploring the social and political context of medicine in a West African village—how indigenous medicine is embedded within social relations and organized by social groups, how disease is...
... This chapter shows how the press for new technologies in U.S. health care complicates the goals of medical practice in our aging society. It examines three types of treatment—the implantable cardiac defibrillator, kidney dialysis, and liver transplantation—to reveal how technological...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... The phrase ordinary medicine reflects the hidden chain of health care drivers among science, politics, industry, insurance, and ethics that organizes and drives our health care system. The chain and the ethical field that supports it are the mechanisms by which treatment standards become social...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... The predicament of twenty-first-century medicine is emblematic of other trends in American society. How we shape the values and directions of the health care delivery enterprise will determine and reveal the kind of society we create in the coming years. Because the trends that have brought us...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... “time left.” By offering prognoses, medicine instructs us to imagine different future scenarios, then it insists that we choose among them. ...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
.... Medicare policies are instrumental to the ways seniors experience old age and dying and everyone else experiences what to need, want, and expect from medicine. ...
... This chapter examines two components of biomedical research from which therapies emerge: the phenomenon of evidence-based medicine and the business of clinical trials. These are the apparatuses of truth making in medicine. They define what counts as “good” medicine. Through them, research...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... This chapter returns to kidney transplantation because that example so dramatically illustrates how fairness, realized in equitable access for all, has been reinvented in our aging society through medical procedures. The growing demand for kidneys among older patients has created a fairness and...
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... This chapter shows how the press for new technologies in U.S. health care complicates the goals of medical practice in our aging society. It examines three types of treatment—the implantable cardiac defibrillator, kidney dialysis, and liver transplantation—to reveal how technological innovations...
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
... medicine as Edwards and Farr initially intended but in the General Registrar’s O≈ce (gro)—the English equivalent of the Statistique Générale de la France— and in the Statistical Society of London (ssl). An examination of the situation of the gro and the ssl in these years helps to explain...
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
... posi- tion within the society. At the same time, Bertillon’s active campaign to join the Academy of Medicine probably minimized the frustration which that marginalization might otherwise have caused. All the papers that he pub- lished in the Journal de la société de statistique de Paris were...
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By Libby Schweber
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
..., Esq. ‘‘Considerations, in the Form of a Draft Report, Submitted to Committee, Favourable to the Maintenance of Section F Journal of the Statistical Society of London 40 (1837). ‘‘Vital Statistics British Annals of Medicine, Pharmacy, Vital Statistics and General Science 1...
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By Didier Fassin
Published: 12 May 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7287-5
... neighborhoods is a response to the inefficacy of law enforcement agencies, she used her ethnographic work to complicate the picture, showing that violence had broader grounds in postapartheid society, that popular anxieties regarding insecurity had multiple causes, and that demands for social justice were not...
Book Chapter

By Libby Schweber
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
... mortality, 57–59; Munic- Académie impériale de medicine, 53, ipal Bureau of Statistics and, 160–64; 68; on causes of death, 161, 164; on ‘‘new’’ medicine and, 53, 56; on popu- infant mortality, 70–71; numerical lation movement, 75–77, 143–50; method and, 65...