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Biomedicalization and the Practice of CultureGlobalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Mari Armstrong-Hough

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646688
eISBN:
9781469646701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Over the last twenty years, type 2 diabetes skyrocketed to the forefront of global public health concern. In this book, Mari Armstrong-Hough examines the rise in and response to the disease in two ... More

Remaking the American PatientHow Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Nancy Tomes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In a work that spans the twentieth century, this book questions the popular—and largely unexamined—idea that in order to get good health care, people must learn to shop for it. Tracing the robust ... More

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