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“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

“Must I write?”

You ask whether your verses are any good. You ask me. You have asked others before this. You send them to magazines. You compare them with other poems, and you are upset when certain editors reject your work. Now (since you have said you want my advice) I beg you to stop doing that sort … Continue reading