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Dying in the City of the Blues

by Keith Wailoo The University of North Carolina Press (June 30, 2014)

This groundbreaking book chronicles the history of sickle cell anemia in the United States, tracing its transformation from an "invisible" malady to a powerful, yet contested, cultural symbol of African American...


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...


Bodies in a Broken World

by Ann Folwell Stanford The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

In this multidisciplinary study, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by U.S. women of color to propose a rethinking of modern medical practice, arguing that personal health and social justice are inextricably...


Abortion after Roe

by Johanna Schoen The University of North Carolina Press (September 28, 2015)

Abortion is--and always has been--an arena for contesting power relations between women and men. When in 1973 the Supreme Court made the procedure legal throughout the United States, it seemed that women were...


Infectious Fear

by Samuel Kelton Roberts Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (April 30, 2009)

For most of the first half of the twentieth century, tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality among urban African Americans. Often afflicting an entire family or large segments of a neighborhood,...


What's Wrong with the Poor?

by Mical Raz The University of North Carolina Press (November 11, 2013)

In the 1960s, policymakers and mental health experts joined forces to participate in President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. In her insightful interdisciplinary history, physician and historian Mical Raz...


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...


Pharmacopolitics

by Arthur A. Daemmrich The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Advocates of rapid access to medicines and critics fearful of inadequate testing both argue that globalization will supersede national medical practices and result in the easy transfer of pharmaceuticals around...