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By Mathew George

ISBN-10: 9811019045

ISBN-13: 9789811019043

This booklet is an ethnographic paintings that makes use of a severe clinical anthropology method of study the concept that of fever care within the context of southern India. via a learn of fevers, the learn offers a serious evaluate to clinical perform itself, because it is expounded that the historical past of fevers is usually the background of medication. This organization among fevers and drugs is as suitable this present day, as this in-depth research of fever care finds. Acknowledging the valuable function of wellbeing and fitness associations in growing and propagating notions approximately ailment in society, the writer examines fever care via a examine of hospitals.  

The research examines a number of discourses on fevers widespread within the southern country of Kerala, which impact coverage and programmatic dimensions of the country well-being companies process. Fever care implies these points relating to provisioning and price concerned between private and non-private region hospitals. A moment and extra vital size of this booklet is a critique of the tradition of biomedical perform, knowledgeable via the social constructivist framework and methods within the box of technology stories. total, the ebook experiences the methods in which actual signs like fever are taken care of as epidemics to be managed, and are accordingly introduced inside of a biomedical process, thereby establishing up techniques for commercialization of care.

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