Health and Health Policy

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Across the Red Line

Stories from the Surgical Life

Richard C. Karl

In the tradition of Lewis Thomas' The Lives of a Cell, a beautiful book on what it's like to be a surgeon

160 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The African Transformation of Western Medicine and the Dynamics of Global Cultural Exchange

David Baronov

How Western medicine has transformed—and been transformed by—African culture

264 pages | 6 x 9


Aging and the Law

An Interdisciplinary Reader

edited by Lawrence A. Frolik

A compilation of leading articles on the myriad issues of "elder law"

690 pages | 7 x 10 | 5 tables, 9 figures


AIDS Alibis

Sex, Drugs, and Crime in the Americas

Stephanie C. Kane

A fresh, astute means for debating the issues connecting the AIDS pandemic to government policy and crime in the Americas

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 figures, 3 halftones


Alternative Health Care

Medicine, Miracle, or Mirage?

Michael S. Goldstein

What is alternative medicine? Why is it so popular? What's its future in American health care?

280 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Am I Still a Woman?

Hysterectomy and Gender Identity

Jean Elson

What makes a woman a woman?

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 7 tables


Bioethics in Social Context

Edited by Barry Hoffmaster

Arguing for—and against—the value and practice of ethnography in medicine

248 pages | 6 x 9


Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines

Professional Intimacy in Hospital Nursing

Lisa C. Ruchti

A detailed ethnography exploring the professional skill of intimate care in nursing.

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 1 figure, 1 halftone


A Complex Sorrow

Reflections on Cancer and an Abbreviated Life (Marianne A. Paget)

Edited by Marjorie L. DeVault

The last work of a scholar whose life mirrored her work

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 halftones


Conceiving Masculinity

Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity

Liberty Walther Barnes

Shining a light on the world of male infertility and how clinics bolster and protect men's notions of masculinity

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table


Consumed in the City

Observing Tuberculosis at Century's End

Paul Draus

How the new tuberculosis epidemic and urban life collide

304 pages | 6 x 9


Damaged Goods?

Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Adina Nack, Ph.D.

How living with a chronic, stigmatizing, and contagious disease transforms women's lives

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table


Dangerous Passage

The Social Control of Sexuality in Women's Adolescence

Constance A. Nathanson

Adolescent pregnancy as a public policy issue

304 pages


DES Daughters

Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of Women's Health Politics

Susan E. Bell

How a DES catastrophe created the feminist health movement

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 halftones


Deviance and Medicalization

From Badness to Sickness

Peter Conrad, and Joseph W. Schneider

A classic text on deviance is updated and reissued

352 pages | 7 x 10