Categories for Social Medicine

The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

March 13, 2013 11:59 pm Published by Comments Off on The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

We are pleased to announce the publication of Vincanne Adams‘ new book, titled “The Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith: New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina” (Duke University Press). An ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans, the book provides a sobering look at the fallout from the privatization of vital social services under neoliberal, or market-driven,... View Article

The ‘Lancet’ for expanding the scope of women’s health beyond reproduction

March 8, 2013 2:37 pm Published by Comments Off on The ‘Lancet’ for expanding the scope of women’s health beyond reproduction

On the occasion of today’s International Women’s Day, the Lancet has published an editorial to remember the still persisting inequalities in health between genders.Even though great strides have certainly been made in the sphere of reproductive and sexual health (among other initiatives the Lancet recalls the Millennium Development Goals, Every Woman, Every Child, Safe Motherhood Initiatives, The Pink Ribbon campaign,... View Article

The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy in 20th Century United States

March 5, 2013 11:59 pm Published by Comments Off on The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy in 20th Century United States

The next DAHSM History of Health Sciences Dissertation Seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 13th, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Conference Room 474. Rebecca Kaplan, PhD Candidate, UCSF History of Health Sciences Program, will give a talk on her PhD research titled: “ ‘The Cattle All Have Brucellosis, We’ll Get Through Somehow’: The Development of Brucellosis Eradication Policy... View Article

Merlin D. Larson on ‘Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice’

March 1, 2013 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Merlin D. Larson on ‘Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice’

The Bay Area History of Medicine Society is glad to present Merlin D. Larson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology, UCSF. Larson will speak on “Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice”. Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:30-8:00 PM Room 201 UCSF main library, Parnassus Campus. Followed by a no host dinner at Bambinos 945 Cole Street near Parnassus.

“Bend it like Beckham”: the ethics of genetically testing children for athletic potential.

December 1, 2012 9:53 am Published by Comments Off on “Bend it like Beckham”: the ethics of genetically testing children for athletic potential.

The next Culpeper Seminar Series is next Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights in Conference Room 474. Silvia Camporesi, PhD, Centre for the Humanities & Health, King’s College London, will present a paper titled: “Bend it like Beckham: the ethics of genetically testing children for athletic potential”. Silvia has a background in Medical Biotechnology... View Article

Making Sense of Kony: Critical information on the conflict in Northern Uganda.

April 22, 2012 10:10 am Published by Comments Off on Making Sense of Kony: Critical information on the conflict in Northern Uganda.

In the storm that has erupted over Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign, one conclusion that people on all sides of the controversy tend to agree upon is the deep, even desperate, need for more information about the conflict in northern Uganda. In an effort to respond to this demand, a group of scholars and activists with extensive experience in the region have come together to develop an on-line resource for those seeking to learn more about the conflict, its legacy in Uganda, and the LRA-associated violence in central Africa. It is our aim that the materials found <a href="http://makingsenseofkony.org/"

UC Berkeley Subjectivity and Culture Townsend Working Group

March 9, 2012 5:19 am Published by Comments Off on UC Berkeley Subjectivity and Culture Townsend Working Group

You are invited to join the Subjectivity and Culture Working Group next Tuesday, or later this Spring, as indicated in the program.  Our meetings generally take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5:30 to 7, in the Gifford Room of the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley.  They aim to be an informal and lively intellectual... View Article

UC Medical Consortium Book Series Presented!

December 8, 2011 4:56 pm Published by Comments Off on UC Medical Consortium Book Series Presented!

The aim of the Perspectives in Medical Humanities series is to bring together the visions and analytic approaches from scholars across the ‘two cultures’ divide to demonstrate how multiple perspectives on biomedical issues enhance our overall understanding of social, cultural and humanistic meanings attached to health care. The series is made possible by a grant from the UC Office of the President, support from the Dean of Medicine at UCSF, and the Center for Humanities and Health Sciences at UCSF.

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