New Books in Medicine

Interviews with Scholars of Medicine about their New Book

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episode 223: Laura Cabrera, "Rethinking Human Enhancement: Social Enhancement and Emergent Technologies" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)


Cabrera discusses three possible human enhancement paradigms and explores how each involves different values, uses of technology, and different degrees and kinds of ethical concerns...


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Emilia Nielsen, "Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair" (U Toronto Press, 2019)


Nielsen argues that the happy stories of breast cancer survivors are so common that any other types of narrative almost require an apology...


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episode 664: Sarah Handley-Cousins, "Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North" (U Georgia Press, 2019)


Handley-Cousins shows how disability was a necessary by-product of the U.S. Civil War...


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episode 71: Rosalind Fredericks, "Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal" (Duke UP, 2018)


Fredericks makes sense of the garbage-scape of Dakar, Senegal in the wake of the 2007 trash “revolts” against the city and country’s uneven and failing garbage infrastructure...


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episode 72: Lundy Braun, "Breathing Race into the Machine" (U Minnesota Press, 2014)


Braun documents the history and present-day use of an everyday medical instrument, the spirometer, which measures a person’s lung capacity...


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episode 42: Alberto Cairo, "How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information" (Norton, 2019)


We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at?


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episode 49: Stephen Le, "100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today" (Picador, 2016)


There are few areas of modern life that are burdened by as much information and advice, often contradictory, as our diet and health...


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episode 108: John P. Davis, "Russia in the Time of Cholera" (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)


Russian medical researchers—along with their counterparts in France and Germany—were at the forefront of the struggle against cholera...


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episode 71: Michael G. Vann, "The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empire, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam" (Oxford UP, 2018)


The remaking of Hanoi as a capital of French empire from the end of the nineteenth century had unintended consequences...


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episode 7: Wendy Gonaver, "The Peculiar Institution and the Making of Modern Psychiatry, 1840–1880" (UNC Press, 2019)


Gonaver discusses the Eastern Lunatic Asylum in Virginia, and the roles that race, the institution of slavery, and slave labor played in the development of psychiatric diagnosis and care through the nineteenth century and beyond...


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