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Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population

by Teresa Heinz Housel, Vickie L. Harvey, Miriam King & Mike Allen et al. Lexington Books (April 01, 2014)

This edited volume fills an important gap in health communication, exploring the significant disparities in access to health care and health coverage that LGBT individuals and their families face. With cutting-edge...


The Moral Discourse of Health in Modern Cairo: Persons, Bodies, and Organs

by Mohammed Tabishat Lexington Books (March 21, 2014)

In The Moral Discourse of Health in Modern Cairo: Persons, Bodies, and Organs, Mohammed Tabishat uses anthropological descriptive methods and discourse analytic perspectives to focus on health care practices...


'If You Knew the Conditions': A Chronicle of the Indian Medical Service and American Indian Health Care, 1908-1955

by David N. DeJong Lexington Books (December 27, 2010)

'If You Knew the Conditions' examines the inadequacies of the healthcare provided to American Indians by the Indian Medical Service. DeJong argues that, while Congress and the Indian Service had a responsibility...


Mass Mediated Disease: A Case Study Analysis of Three Flu Pandemics and Public Health Policy

by Debra E. Blakely Lexington Books (June 15, 2006)

Mass Mediated Disease focuses on the Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918, the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957, and the Hong Kong influenza pandemic of 1968, by discussing news stories reported by the New York...


The Politics of Biotechnology in North America and Europe: Policy Networks, Institutions and Internationalization

by Montpetit, Éric, Christine Rothmayr & Varone, Frédéric Lexington Books (December 19, 2006)

The Politics of Biotechnology in North America and Europe provides analysts with a perspective on policy-making in scientifically advanced countries that integrate the insights of several approaches and that...


Framing ADHD Children: A Critical Examination of the History, Discourse, and Everyday Experience of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

by Adam Rafalovich Lexington Books (August 04, 2004)

An in depth study of how adults and children negotiate the meaning of ADHD within the contexts of the home, school, and clinic. Adam Rafalovich's book provides historical perspectives of ADHD alongside the everyday...


Medical Licensing and Discipline in America: A History of the Federation of State Medical Boards

by David A. Johnson & Humayun J. Chaudhry Lexington Books (August 10, 2012)

Medical Licensing and Discipline in America traces the evolution of the U.S. medical licensing system from its historical antecedents in the 18th and 19th century to its modern structure, emphasizing a focus...


Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver: Honoring the Work of Leon R. Kass

by Yuval Levin, Thomas W. Merrill & Adam Schulman Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

For more than forty years Leon R. Kass has been a prolific and distinguished writer, an outstanding teacher of the humanities, and a wise interpreter of the moral implications of modern science. In Apples of...


Contesting Colonial Authority: Medicine and Indigenous Responses in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century India

by Poonam Bala, Atsuko Naono, Neshat Quaiser & Arabinda Samanta et al. Lexington Books (April 12, 2012)

Poonam Bala’s Contesting Colonial Authority explores the interplay of conformity and defiance amongst the plural medical tradition in colonial India. The contributors reveal how Indian elites, nationalists,...


Discoveries of Medically Themed Media

by Heather A. Stilwell Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Discoveries of Medically Themed Media: Pediatric Patients and Parents’ Journeys of Sense-making examines the information needs and sense-making processes of pediatric patients through ethnographic accounts...


Sedation, Suicide, and the Limits of Ethics

by James A. Dunson Iii Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

In this book, James Dunson explores end-of-life ethics including physician-assisted suicide and continuous sedation. He argues that ethical debates currently ignore the experience of the dying patient in an...


Human Communication and the Brain: Building the Foundation for the Field of Neurocommunication

by Donald B. Egolf Lexington Books (April 05, 2012)

Human Communication and the Brain: Building the Foundation for the Field of Neurocommunication by Donald B. Egolf, explores communication in a variety of contexts, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, and...


Stigma Syndemics

by Merrill Singer, Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach & Elaine M. Bennett et al. Lexington Books (September 07, 2017)

Central to this volume, and critical to its unique creative significance and contribution, is the conceptual unification of syndemics and stigma. Syndemics theory is increasingly recognized in social science...


Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States

by Emily S. Wu Lexington Books (June 06, 2013)

This book provides a historically, socially, and culturally-contextualized portrayal of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a complementary and alternative medical profession in the United States. Through...


Witchcraft as a Social Diagnosis

by Roxane Richter, Thomas Flowers & Elias Bongmba Lexington Books (February 27, 2017)

This interdisciplinary manuscript examines one nonprofit’s five years of medical outreach in the condemned witches village of Gnani in Ghana, focusing on the clashes between traditional Ghanaian beliefs, African...