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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 277–282.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., before and after Antibiotics .” Unpublished manuscript . 8 I am not attempting to recast tuberculosis as a chronic illness, an ever-expanding classification that has been justly critiqued for exposing increasing numbers of people to the predations of drug manufacturers, insurance companies...
Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Bharat Jayram Venkat What is a cure and how do we know it? This essay examines the history of tuberculosis research to trace how ideas of cure shifted from Robert Koch’s development of tuberculin in late nineteenth-century Berlin to the earliest randomized studies of the efficacy of antibiotics...
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Public Culture 10742551.
Published: 02 November 2023
... environments, and their overuse of antibiotics significantly reduces the diversity of the gut microbiome. Preindustrialized microbiota are key to curing these industrialized bodies, leading to what has been called the bioprospecting of Indigenous guts (Benezra 2020: 883). In contrast to earlier bioprospecting...
Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Skeptics collectively question if big data can really fulfill its potential, helping us to design and implement better social and economic policies, discover new antibiotics, or halt the next flu pandemic. Proponents of big data, for their part, worry about our computation and human capacity to make any...
Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2019
... for roads and antibiotics. And following this thought, I might acquiesce that (3) it is not “just” to burn down a metaphorical master’s house without the consent of all who live in it, for would I not then be proposing a new world that not only risks roads and antibiotics but also has no room for my hapless...
Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 311–331.
Published: 01 May 2017
... efficacious among medical systems in terms of the numbers of people effectively cured of infectious disease. But, as we all know, things are now at a turning point because of the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The global move to aging societies everywhere and hence to increased cases of chronic...
Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 453–477.
Published: 01 September 2004
... (betadine and antibiotics) seemed to have had no effect. Edenvale was a last try. It was there that she had given birth and discovered her HIV- positive status, but she had never been back. Normally, Dalene would have had to take a minibus...
Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 533–556.
Published: 01 September 2001
... infants has esca- lated dramatically thanks to improvements in infant surgery, antibiotics, and life- support technologies. At the same time, the knowledge of what is entailed in car- ing for such children remains absent from mainstream discourse, underscoring...