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Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture

by Mari Armstrong-Hough The University of North Carolina Press (November 12, 2018)

Over the last twenty years, type 2 diabetes skyrocketed to the forefront of global public health concern. In this book, Mari Armstrong-Hough examines the rise and response to the disease in two societies: the...


The Wages of Sickness

by Beatrix Hoffman The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

The Clinton administration's failed health care reform was not the first attempt to establish government-sponsored medical coverage in the United States. From 1915 to 1920, Progressive reformers led a spirited...


A Death Retold

by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston & Peter Guarnaccia The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

In February 2003, an undocumented immigrant teen from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight--she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type....


The AIDS Pandemic

by Lawrence O. Gostin The University of North Carolina Press (November 16, 2005)

In this collection of essays, Lawrence O. Gostin, an internationally recognized scholar of AIDS law and policy, confronts the most pressing and controversial issues surrounding AIDS in America and around the...


Bittersweet

by Chris Feudtner The University of North Carolina Press (January 21, 2004)

One of medicine's most remarkable therapeutic triumphs was the discovery of insulin in 1921. The drug produced astonishing results, rescuing children and adults from the deadly grip of diabetes. But as Chris...


Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter

by Laurie Zoloth The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

The last several years have seen a sharpening of debate in the United States regarding the problem of steadily increasing medical expenditures, as well as inflation in health care costs, a scarcity of health...