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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Paul H. Mason; Greg Fox; Jennifer Ho; Chris Degeling In the essay “Cures” ( Public Culture , September 2016), Bharat Venkat examines how biomedical scientists, since the time of Robert Koch (1843–1910), have contested what counts as trustworthy evidence of a cure for tuberculosis. Widespread...
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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 (2018) 30 (2): 277–282.
Published: 01 May 2018
... on tuberculosis in India, he identifies the consequences of a widely shared investment in cure’s finality—what he calls, after Mircea Eliade, a vision of “radical cure.” Such an investment threatens to foreclose our recognition of the limits of cure, as well as curtail our willingness to conceive of other...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 443–445.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shamus Khan 2016 The articles collected in this issue of Public Culture all serve as a model for using fine-grained local knowledge to interrogate and refine grand theories like globalization or neoliberalism. We follow tuberculosis research from nineteenth-century Berlin through to mid...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 197–198.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of tuberculosis), to which Mason et al. seek to make some historical amendments. While comments and replies are more common in scientific journals, I thought it worthwhile to bring this kind of feature to Public Culture . The exchange—fruitful, civil, and expanding our understanding of central historical...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 373–405.
Published: 01 September 2004
... they struck at superstition and sloth.”27 The search for profit required that the same population that labored be doomed to continual depredation, if not slow death. Numerous studies have es- tablished the high death rates from pneumonia, tuberculosis, and silicosis in the gold mines.28 Beneath...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 135–143.
Published: 01 May 1990
... that rarely are found in Western nations. Tuberculosis, hepatitis and diarrhea from salmonella and amoeba attacks are large- scale killers throughout India People whose immune systems are suppressed by AIDS are likely to die more quickly from any of these diseases...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 513–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that women engaged in prostitution died young. In fact, mortality rates on those streets showed that the casual laboring poor were more likely to die of tuberculosis and malnutrition than anything else. Second, I challenged the notion that prostitutes were social outcasts, cut off from family and friends...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 2019
... from the accused, even paying the fees of the officers’ lawyers and requesting severity from prosecutors. One evening, in a conversation at the station, a young officer explained to his colleagues that he had found a decree, dating to the time when tuberculosis was endemic in the first half...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 453–477.
Published: 01 September 2004
... in Diepkloof and does attend the support group at her local clinic. To explain her frequent visits to the health center, she says that she is being treated for tuberculosis. A young man living in Yeoville attends a clinic and support group in Alexandra. In his case, the desire for confidentiality goes...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., fluctuating funding, and evolving protocols, its essential question of treatment access car- ried over to those concerned with other deadly conditions. What about major killers such as tuberculosis and malaria or less publicized diseases like...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 395–421.
Published: 01 May 2008
... to legend, Helen of Troy found refuge after the start of the Trojan War, was originally established during the First Balkan War in 1912 to intern captured Turkish prisoners of war who were infected with cholera and tuberculosis. Then came Russian and “undesir­ able” Greek soldiers and refugees from...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008