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Abramova's Treasure

Jeanne Guillemin.

in Anthrax

December 1999; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 4809 words.

This chapter takes a look at the examination of the tissue samples taken from the victims and presents the results of the examination, which could reveal the portal of entry, whether by...

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Accepting Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen.

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark

March 2002; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 10197 words.

The chapter provides an overview of the behavioral actions of society and family members toward patients with traumatic brain injuries that help them to resume their normal lives. All who...

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Acupuncturists, Barbers, and Masseurs

Paul U. Unschuld.

in What Is Medicine?

September 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 1410 words.

China witnessed significant decline in the use of acupuncture in 1500 but pharmaceutics had been steadily developing since antiquity. Li Shizhen's encyclopedia remains the definitive work....

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Afterword

Paul U. Unschuld.

in What Is Medicine?

September 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 705 words.

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Afterword the Production of Knowledge on Sexuality in the Aids Era

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa and Peter Aggleton.

in Framing the Sexual Subject

January 2000; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 6581 words.

This chapter assesses some key challenges that have recently emerged in sex research. It argues that in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and with the consolidation of agenda linked to the...

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Against Nature—Menopause as Herald of Decay

Margaret Lock.

in Encounters with Aging

January 1994; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 16371 words.

A potent fear of aging, coupled with a quest for immortal youthfulness and sexual desire, seems to be driving the medicalization of menopause. Commercialized and linked to the puritanical...

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Agriculture

Andrew Flachs and Glenn Stone.

in Anthropology

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7413 words.

Because food production is so central to human life, scholars have had a long interest in agriculture, its origins, and its effects on population and society. Archaeologists generally...

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Aids, Medicine, and Moral Panic in the Philippines

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa and Peter Aggleton.

in Framing the Sexual Subject

January 2000; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 8240 words.

This chapter examines the ways AIDS discourse has formed in the media and popular culture in the Philippines to produce a sense of sexual difference identical to moral and physical danger....

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AIDS: The Disease That Fits

Paul U. Unschuld.

in What Is Medicine?

September 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 1056 words.

AIDS unites the germ theory of disease with systems thinking. AIDS could only arise in the late twentieth century. The encounter with HIV/AIDS has brought tremendous inspiration to...

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The Albany Midwifery Practice

Becky Reed and Cathy Walton.

in Birth Models That Work

April 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Anthropology. 6991 words.

This chapter narrates the story of the Albany Midwifery Practice (AMP). The challenge was to prove that the AMP model was effective and improved outcomes for women and babies in order for...

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