restricted access   Volume 51, Number 2, Spring 2008

Table of Contents

From: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine

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Mortal Exposure: on the goodness of writing medical ethics

pp. 163-175

History and Biography

Mao Zedong's Fight Against Schistosomiasis

pp. 176-187

The First Pharmacoepidemiologic Investigations: national drug safety policy in the United States, 1901-1902

pp. 188-198

Culture and Society

Implicit Normativity in Scientific Advice: values in nutrition scientists' decisions to give public advice

pp. 199-206

Taking the Devil into Your Mouth: ritualized American weight-loss narratives of morality, pain, and betrayal

pp. 207-219

Medical Education and Practice

The Afterbirth of the Clinic: a Foucauldian perspective on "House M.D." and American medicine in the 21st century

pp. 220-237

An Epidemic of Depression or the Medicalization of Distress?

pp. 238-250

Drug Reps and the Academic Medical Center: a case for management rather than prohibition

pp. 251-260

Essay Reviews

Surgically Shaping Children

pp. 261-269

Expanding Immunology: defensive versus ecological perspectives

pp. 270-284

Universal Health Insurance: will it control the cost of U.S. health care?

pp. 285-291

Response to Dr. Gunnar

pp. 292-294

Book Reviews

When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine (review)

pp. 295-299

Children in Medical Research: Access versus Protection (review)

pp. 299-301

Strange Harvest: Organ Transplants, Denatured Bodies, and the Transformed Self (review)

pp. 302-304

To Die Well: Your Right to Comfort, Calm and Choice in the Last Days of Life (review)

pp. 304-309

The Intelligibility of Nature: How Science Makes Sense of the World (review)

pp. 309-312

Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies (review)

pp. 312-315