Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in Yucatán, Mexico, 1847-1924
By Heather McCrea
$29.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-4898-2 May 2011
This study examines the politics of postcolonial state-building through the lens of disease and public health policy in order to trace how indigenous groups on the periphery of power and geography helped shape the political practices and institutions of modern Mexico.
In Creek Indian Medicine Ways, Jordan traces the written accounts of Mvskoke religion from the eighteenth century to the present in order to historically contextualize Lewis's story and knowledge. This book is a collaboration between anthropologist and medicine man that provides a rare glimpse of a living religious tradition and its origins.
A Dying Physician Examines Family, Faith, and Medicine
By Steven Hsi
$24.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-3038-3 July 2008
"Every patient should read it, if only to be made aware that they are not alone with their thoughts. Every spouse of a patient should read it. . . . Every medical student and physician should read it to learn that the biology of the disease is really just a small part of the illness."--John Saiki, M.D., Medical Oncology, University of New Mexico