Posted in March 2016

“Improvising Medicine”

I will share some impressions about this book once I have finished reading it, but already wanted to share two quotes (emphasis in bold mine): From “Improvising Medicine” by Julie Livingston (2012) “Ethnographers recognize that the hospital is an intensive space where critical moral, political, and social questions arise regularly and with great urgency, and where … Continue reading

One goal, two approaches: Tay Sachs disease case study

When looking at the interactions between science, medicine, technology, and society, the domain of genetics is an abundantly fertile ground for reflection. In this post I would like to focus on Tay-Sachs Disease screening as a first step into this domain. It is a striking story where genetics meet society and (personal) ethics, which I learned about … Continue reading