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  • The Alzheimer Conundrumby Margaret Lock

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Because of rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing and the projections are grim. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars invested in medical research, no effective treatment has been discovered for Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer Conundrum exposes the predicaments... more...

  • Twice Deadby Margaret M. Lock

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 33.95

    Tales about organ transplants appear in mythology and folk stories, and surface in documents from medieval times, but only during the past twenty years has medical knowledge and technology been sufficiently advanced for surgeons to perform thousands of transplants each year. In the majority of cases individuals diagnosed as "brain dead" are the source... more...

  • New Horizons in Medical Anthropologyby Margaret Lock; Mark Nichter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two things: it reflects recent research by medical anthropologists... more...

  • An Anthropology of Biomedicineby Margaret Lock; Vinh-Kim Nguyen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 61.95

    An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop... more...

  • Handbook of Genetics & Societyby Paul Atkinson; Peter Glasner; Margaret Lock

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 63.95

    An authoritative Handbook which offers a discussion of the social, political, ethical and economic consequences and implications of the new bio-sciences. The Handbook takes an interdisciplinary approach providing a synoptic overview of contemporary international social science research on genetics, genomics and the new life sciences. It brings... more...

  • Living and Working with the New Medical Technologiesby Margaret Lock; Allan Young; Alberto Cambrosio

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 41.00

    Interdisciplinary collection of essays on the influence and development of new medical technologies. more...

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