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COVID-19 Social Protection Responses in Southeast Asia
Who Cares? presents findings on the social protection response to the COVID-19 pandemic in six Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. After a regional overview, country-specific chapters narrate the pandemic's...
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On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in Seattle
Affluent Seattle has one of the highest numbers of unhoused people in the United States. In 2021 an estimated 40,800 people experienced homelessness in Seattle and King County during the year, not counting the significant...
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Healing with Poisons
Potent Medicines in Medieval China
At first glance, medicine and poison might seem to be opposites. But in China’s formative era of pharmacy (200–800 CE), poisons were strategically deployed as healing agents to cure everything from chills to pains to...
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The Coming of the Spirit of Pestilence
Introduced Infectious Diseases and Population Decline among Northwest Coast Indians, 1774-1874
In the late 1700s when European colonizers arrived on the Northwest Coast, they reported the presence of vigorous, diverse cultures—Tlingit, Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwakiutl), Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka), Coast Salish, and Chinookan—with a population conservatively estimated at more...
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The Organic Profit
Rodale and the Making of Marketplace Environmentalism
Where did the curious idea of buying one’s way to sustainability come from? In no small part, the answer lies in the story of entrepreneurial health reformer J. I. Rodale, his son Robert Rodale, and...
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Medicine and Memory in Tibet
Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform
Open-access edition: DOI 10.6069/9780295743004
Only fifty years ago, Tibetan medicine, now seen in China as a vibrant aspect of Tibetan culture, was considered a feudal vestige to be eliminated through government-led social transformation. Medicine and Memory...
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A Family History of Illness
Memory as Medicine
While in the ICU with a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Brett Walker was asked, “Do you have a family history of illness?”—a standard and deceptively simple question that for Walker, a professional historian, took on...
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Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users
Whether drinking Red Bull, relieving chronic pain with oxycodone, or experimenting with Ecstasy, Americans participate in a culture of self-medication, using psychoactive substances to enhance or manage our moods. A “drug-free America” seems to be...
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Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and the Affective Labor of Neuroscience
In Tracing Autism, Des Fitzgerald offers an up-close account of the search for a neurological explanation of autism. As autism has gained cultural prominence with more diagnoses and more controversy, its biological causes remain elusive.
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HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community
Finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary "Lammy" Award in LGBTQ Studies
The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis...
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An Integrative Metaregression Framework for Descriptive Epidemiology
To provide the tools and knowledge needed in efforts to improve the health of the world’s populations, researchers collaborated on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010. The study produced comprehensive...
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How Your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among adults, yet it need not be fatal. Though survival in most communities is very poor, a few communities achieve rates as high as 50%. Why...
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The Clinic and Elsewhere
Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy
Despite increasingly nuanced understandings of the neurobiology of addiction and a greater appreciation of the social and economic conditions that allow drug dependency to persist, there remain many unknowns regarding the individual experience of substance...
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The Art of Healing Latinos
Firsthand Accounts from Physicians and Other Health Advocates
The Art of Healing Latinos collects the wisdom of health professionals who have particular expertise in treating Latino patients. Their knowledge comes from many years of service in fields that range from pediatrics to geriatrics,...
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Hope on the Hill
The First Century of Seattle Children's Hospital
In the spring of 1898, a 5-year-old Seattle boy named Willis Clise suffered and eventually died of what was called “inflammatory rheumatism.” There was no treatment,and no doctor west of Philadelphia who specialized in childhood...
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Health in the Marketplace
Professionalism, Therapeutic Desires, and Medical Commodification in Late-Victorian London
Much like consumers today, late-19th-century Londoners lived in a mass culture of commodified abundance and conspicuous consumption. Their consumer fetishism was fully represented by their avid pursuit of health-related services and medicinal goods--the market was...
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Inside the Nonprofit Boardroom
What You Need to Know for Satisfaction and Success
Nonprofit activities are the next - and possibly the most interesting - focus of the Baby Boomer Era. The United States has an estimated two million charitable organizations and this handbook is for current and...
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Merchants of Madness
The Methamphetamine Explosion in the Golden Triangle
For decades, Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Burma intersect, has been infamous for its opium and heroin production. But in the 1990s, the drug gangs in the Golden Triangle...
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Housing the Twentieth-Century Nation
There was no bigger issue in the twentieth century than housing. In peace or war, people need homes, and a growing population and demands for better standards put architects, planners and sociologists to work. In...
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Personal Information Management
In an ideal world, everyone would always have the right information, in the right form, with the right context, right when they needed it. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world. This book...
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