Moves Black women's voices and experiences from the margins to the center of conversations about public health.
Tracks the medical emergence and treatment of vulvar pain conditions in order to understand why so many US women are misinformed about their sexual bodies.
Phenomenological insights into health issues relating to bodily self-experience, normality and deviance, self-alienation, and objectification.
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.
First work in English devoted to medicine in the Ottoman world.
How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.
Argues convincingly, if counterintuitively, that modern medicine has little impact on longevity or mortality.
Examines how public opinion has influenced health care policy.
This first book on the history of gambling examines how it became a major social problem in the United States, and how it was made into a medical disorder.
The lack of shelter creates many health hazards for the homeless and the lack of regular health care exacerbates chronic illnesses and fosters poor health practices within this group. Homeless children ...
This book describes and evaluates power and influence in the creation, administration, and distribution of health care in the United States. His work is uniquely concerned with distributive justice as ...