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Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues, Paul Farmer

Label
Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues
Title
Infections and inequalities
Title remainder
the modern plagues
Statement of responsibility
Paul Farmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor. What is it like to be a doctor to the poor, observing with an anthropologist's eye the harsh juxtapositions of excess and misery? Moving regularly from the teaching hospitals of Harvard, themselves abutting urban poverty, to a clinic in the hills of Haiti's Central Plateau, Farmer has experienced firsthand the peculiarly modern inequality that seems inseparable from AIDS, TB, malaria, and typhoid in the modern world, and that feeds emerging (or re-emerging) infectious diseases such as Ebola and cholera. In his stories of sickness and suffering, Farmer challenges the accepted methodologies of epidemiology and international health. He argues that most current explanations, from cost-effectiveness to patient non-compliance, inevitably lead to blaming the victims. This moving account is far from a hopeless inventory of insoluble problems. Farmer tells us what can be done in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, by physicians determined to treat those in need. Deeply humane and harrowing in its detail, Infections and Inequalities weds meticulous scholarship with a passion for solutions-remedies for the plagues of the poor and the social maladies that have sustained them. The war against the plagues of the modern world, along with remedies for the plagues of the poor & the social maladies that have sustained them
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.5.P6
LC item number
F37 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 G-191
  • WA 30
NLM item number
F234i 1999
Label
Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues, Paul Farmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vitality of practice: on personal trajectories. -- Rethinking "emerging infectious diseases". -- Invisible women: class, gender, and HIV. -- The exotic and the mundane: human immunodeficiency virus in the Caribbean. -- Culture, poverty, and HIV transmission: the case of rural Haiti. ; Miracles and misery: an ethnographic interlude. -- Sending sickness: sorcery, politics, and changing concepts of AIDS in rural Haiti. -- The consumption of the poor: tuberculosis in the late twentieth century.-- Optimism and pessimism in tuberculosis control: lessons from rural Haiti. -- Immodest claims of causality: social scientists and the "new" tuberculosis. -- The persistent plagues: biological expressions of social inequalities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 375 pages
Isbn
9780520215443
Lccn
98023807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39123735
Label
Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues, Paul Farmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vitality of practice: on personal trajectories. -- Rethinking "emerging infectious diseases". -- Invisible women: class, gender, and HIV. -- The exotic and the mundane: human immunodeficiency virus in the Caribbean. -- Culture, poverty, and HIV transmission: the case of rural Haiti. ; Miracles and misery: an ethnographic interlude. -- Sending sickness: sorcery, politics, and changing concepts of AIDS in rural Haiti. -- The consumption of the poor: tuberculosis in the late twentieth century.-- Optimism and pessimism in tuberculosis control: lessons from rural Haiti. -- Immodest claims of causality: social scientists and the "new" tuberculosis. -- The persistent plagues: biological expressions of social inequalities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 375 pages
Isbn
9780520215443
Lccn
98023807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39123735

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