Medicine

Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control

Edited by Julie ArminNancy J. BurkeLaura Eichelberger

The contributors utilize insights gained from studies on cancer to extend structural vulnerability beyond its original conceptualization to encompass spatiality, temporality, and biosocial shifts in both individual and institutional arrangements.

Geeks, Genes, and the Evolution of Asperger Syndrome

By Dean FalkEve Penelope Schofield

In this unusual book an evolutionary anthropologist and her coauthor/granddaughter, who has Asperger syndrome, examine the emergence and spread of Asperger syndrome and other forms of high-functioning autism.

¡Cancerlandia!

A Memoir
By Juan Alvarado Valdivia

Comic and unsparing, ¡Cancerlandia! chronicles Alvarado Valdivia’s journey as he not only fights to survive his personified adversary, Mr. Hodgkins, but also as he struggles with his own self-destructive spirit.

A Life on Hold

Living with Schizophrenia
By Josie Méndez-Negrete

Méndez-Negrete's powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with schizophrenia.

Community Health Narratives

A Reader
Edited by Emily MendenhallKathy Wollner
Illustrations by Hannah Adams Burque

Community Health Narratives: A Reader along with its companions Global Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth and Environmental Health Narratives: A Reader for Youth (UNM Press), provides a comprehensive curriculum that examines people’s health experiences across cultures and nations.

An Army Doctor on the Western Frontier

Journals and Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, 1864-1890
Edited by Robert M. Utley

This selection of Lauderdale’s writings, edited and annotated by a premier historian of the American West, offers an insightful account of army life that will teach readers much about the settlement and growth of the West in a time of rapid change.

The Young Neurosurgeon

Lessons from My Patients
By Paul Edward Kaloostian

Paul Kaloostian’s intimate account describes both the lifesaving feats and tragic failures that are the daily ups and downs of twenty-first century neurosurgery.

Subjects: MedicineMemoir

Beyond Words

Illness and the Limits of Expression
By Kathlyn Conway

Author Kathlyn Conway, a three-time cancer survivor, believes that the triumphalist approach to writing about illness fails to do justice to the shattering experience of disease. By wrestling with the challenge of writing about the reality of serious illness and injury, she argues, writers can offer a truer picture of the complex relationship between body and mind.

Subjects: MedicineMemoir

Maya Medicine

Traditional Healing in Yucatán
By Marianna Appel Kunow

The entire process of traditional healing is examined in a small town in the Yucatán Peninsula near the ruins of Chichén Itzá, including the use of medicinal plants, massage, and ritual.

Modern Medicine in New Mexico

The State Medical Society from 1949 to 2009
By Michael Joe Dupont

Rich with anecdotal detail, this work uses the careers of physician-leaders as a prism to present the evolution of state medicine from World War II into the new millennium.

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