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Biomedicine in an unstable place : infrastructure and personhood in a Papua New Guinean hospital

Author: Alice Street
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Experimental futures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This ethnography shows how the struggle to practice clinical medicine in a resource-strapped public hospital in Papua New Guinea is complicated by the attempts of doctors, nurses, and patients to make themselves visible to others-kin, clinical experts, global scientists, politicians, and international development workers-as socially recognizable and valuable persons.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Street, Alice.
Biomedicine in an unstable place.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014000773
(OCoLC)869460514
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Street
ISBN: 1322151857 9781322151854 9780822376668 0822376660
OCLC Number: 873034852
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 290 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Making a place for biomedicine --
Locating disease --
Public buildings, building publics --
Technologies of detachment --
Doctors without diagnosis --
The waiting place --
The partnership hospital --
Research in the clinic.
Series Title: Experimental futures.
Responsibility: Alice Street.

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