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The Resource Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China, Priscilla Song

Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China, Priscilla Song

Label
Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China
Title
Biomedical odysseys
Title remainder
fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China
Statement of responsibility
Priscilla Song
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged neurons and restore lost bodily functions, people grappling with paralysis and neurodegenerative disorders have ignored the warnings of doctors and scientists back home in order to stake their futures on a Chinese experiment. Biomedical Odysseys looks at why and how these individuals have entrusted their lives to Chinese neurosurgeons operating on the forefront of experimental medicine, in a world where technologies and risks move faster than laws can keep pace. Priscilla Song shows how cutting-edge medicine is not just about the latest advances in biomedical science but also encompasses transformations in online patient activism, surgical intervention, and borderline experiments in health care bureaucracy. Bringing together a decade of ethnographic research in hospital wards, laboratories, and online patient discussion forums, Song opens up important theoretical and methodological horizons in the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine. She illuminates how poignant journeys in search of fetal cell cures become tangled in complex webs of digital mediation, the entrepreneurial logics of postsocialist medicine, and fraught debates about the ethics of clinical experimentation. Using innovative methods to track the border-crossing quests of Chinese clinicians and their patients from around the world, Biomedical Odysseys is the first book to map the transnational life of fetal cell therapies
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Song, Priscilla
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in culture and technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stem cells
  • Hematopoietic stem cells
  • Medical ethics
  • Human Embryonic Stem Cells
  • Medical Tourism
  • Therapies, Investigational
  • China
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Hematopoietic stem cells
  • Medical ethics
  • Stem cells
  • China
  • Medizinische Ethik
  • Periphere Stammzellentransplantation
Label
Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China, Priscilla Song
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- part I. Online mediations -- Interlude : planet paralyzed -- Mobilizing the paralyzed online -- Cyberanatomies of hope -- Where the virtual becomes visceral -- part II. Chinese experiments -- Interlude : ode to olfactory ensheathing cells -- Medical entrepreneurs -- Borderline tactics -- part III. Heterogeneous evidence -- Interlude : clinical outcomes -- Seeking truth from facts -- i-witnessing -- Epilogue : on the cutting edge
Control code
ocn983475089
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400885282
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400885282
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1005450
  • 22573/ctt1vwmk19
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983475089
Label
Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China, Priscilla Song
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- part I. Online mediations -- Interlude : planet paralyzed -- Mobilizing the paralyzed online -- Cyberanatomies of hope -- Where the virtual becomes visceral -- part II. Chinese experiments -- Interlude : ode to olfactory ensheathing cells -- Medical entrepreneurs -- Borderline tactics -- part III. Heterogeneous evidence -- Interlude : clinical outcomes -- Seeking truth from facts -- i-witnessing -- Epilogue : on the cutting edge
Control code
ocn983475089
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400885282
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400885282
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1005450
  • 22573/ctt1vwmk19
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)983475089

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