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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...


The Mismeasure of Minds

by Michael E. Staub The University of North Carolina Press (September 25, 2018)

The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision required desegregation of America's schools, but it also set in motion an agonizing multi-decade debate over race, class, and IQ. In this innovative book, Michael...


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...


Science Has No Sex

by Arleen Marcia Tuchman The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

German-born Marie Zakrzewska (1829-1902) was one of the most prominent female physicians of nineteenth-century America. Best known for creating a modern hospital and medical education program for women, Zakrzewska...


Doctoring the South

by Steven M. Stowe The University of North Carolina Press (January 20, 2011)

Offering a new perspective on medical progress in the nineteenth century, Steven M. Stowe provides an in-depth study of the midcentury culture of everyday medicine in the South. Reading deeply in the personal...


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....


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...


If That Ever Happens to Me

by Lois Shepherd The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Every day, thousands of people quietly face decisions as agonizing as those made famous in the Terri Schiavo case. Throughout that controversy, all kinds of people--politicians, religious leaders, legal and...


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...


Colonizing Leprosy

by Michelle T. Moran The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

By comparing institutions in Hawai'i and Louisiana designed to incarcerate individuals with a highly stigmatized disease, Colonizing Leprosy provides an innovative study of the complex relationship between U.S....


Beyond Regulations

by Nancy M. P. King, Gail E. Henderson & Jane Stein The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Across a broad range of disciplines--in medicine, social science, and the humanities--researchers, scholars, teachers, and administrators increasingly are looking for new ways to approach ethical issues in research...


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...


Prozac as a Way of Life

by Carl Elliott & Tod Chambers The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2016)

Prozac and its chemical cousins, Paxil, Celexa, and Zoloft, are some of the most profitable and most widely used drugs in America. Their use in the treatment of a multitude of disorders--from generalized anxiety...


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...


Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America

by Carla Bittel The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

In the late nineteenth century, as Americans debated the "woman question," a battle over the meaning of biology arose in the medical profession. Some medical men claimed that women were naturally weak, that...


Bioethics as Practice

by Judith Andre The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Those who work in bioethics and the medical humanities come from many different backgrounds, such as health care, philosophy, law, the social sciences, and religious studies. The work they do also varies widely:...


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...