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作者 Song, Priscilla, author
書名 Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China / Priscilla Song
出版項 Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2017]
©2017
國際標準書號 9780691174778 (hardcover)
9780691174785 (pbk.)
0691174776 (hardcover)
0691174784 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  QH588.S83 S665 2017    在架上    30520020839057
 人文社會聯圖  QH588.S83 S665 2017    在架上    30610020547188
說明 xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 Princeton studies in culture and technology
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-286) and index
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
"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"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Stem cells -- Research -- China
Hematopoietic stem cells -- Transplantation -- China
Medical ethics -- China
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