The Medical Anthropology Reading Group is back!

by Beckie Marsland

There have been so many great books published recently in medical anthropology that we have decided to revive the Medical Anthropology reading group. For our first meeting we will read Julie Livingston’s Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic.

Those of us in Edinburgh will meet on Wednesday 17th April from 1-2 pm, Meeting Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building. If you cannot be with us in person, we will post a summary of our discussion on the blog, and we hope you will join us by letting us know what you thought about the book in the comments.

The following books have been suggested for later meetings. Let us know if you have other recommendations!

Erin Koch, Free Market Tuberculosis

Todd Meyers, The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy (In Vivo)

Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies

Rachel Prentice – Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgery Education