In this Book

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The Soviet health care infrastructure and its tuberculosis-control system were anchored in biomedicine, but the dire resurgence of tuberculosis at the end of the twentieth century changed how experts in post-Soviet nations--and globally--would treat the disease. As Free Market Tuberculosis dramatically demonstrates, market reforms and standardized treatment programs have both influenced and undermined the management of tuberculosis care in the now-independent country of Georgia. The alarming rate of tuberculosis infection in this nation at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Asia cannot be disputed, and yet solutions to attacking the disease are very much debated.
Anthropologist Erin Koch explores the intersection of the nation's extensive medical history, the effects of Soviet control, and the highly standardized yet poorly regulated treatments promoted by the World Health Organization. Although statistics and reports tell one story--a tale of success in Georgia--Koch's ethnographic approach reveals all facets of this cautionary tale of a monolithic approach to medicine.
This book is the 2011 recipient of the annual Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize for the best project in the area of medicine.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acronyms and Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Note on Transliteration
  2. pp. xiv-17
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-32
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  1. 1. The Hand of Medea: Georgian Medicine in Historical Consciousness
  2. pp. 33-63
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  1. 2. Medicines on the Market
  2. pp. 64-108
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  1. 3. Rendering Tuberculosis: Managing Microbes and Everyday Laboratory Work
  2. pp. 109-151
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  1. 4. Free Market Tuberculosis Incarcerated
  2. pp. 152-188
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 189-198
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 199-206
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 207-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-231
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826518941
Related ISBN
9780826518927
MARC Record
OCLC
859687102
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2013-05-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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