Tag: medicine/biomedicine

(Un)Categorizing Albinism by Giorgio Brocco

Giorgio Brocco , April 15th, 2019

“Everything started with a little spot in the head, right up [by] my right ear! I don’t even remember the precise day or week I discovered it. Instead,…


Taking part in and being part of giving birth: Enacting participation in a midwife-led birth situation by Annekatrin Skeide

Annekatrin Skeide , October 1st, 2018

According to her midwife Jana, Mira’s was a textbook birth: it was quite fast, even for a second birth, and proceeded without any complications. In reflecting on her…


Opening up shrinking life-worlds by Maarten van Westen

Maarten van Westen , October 1st, 2018

Lives change dramatically as dementia progresses. Using observations of people suffering from obsessions and compulsions, I will analyse this change along three dimensions. Obsessive-Compulsive Disord…


Pricing the EpiPen: Drug Prices, Corporate Governance, and the Financialization of Biomedicine by Danya Glabau

Danya Glabau , September 12th, 2016

Why does Mylan’s EpiPen cost so much? That was a question many parents of food allergic children found themselves asking this past August, as a flurry of news…


Conference Report: The Humanization of Health Sciences through Innovation in Health Professions Education by Thomas Cousins

Thomas Cousins , August 23rd, 2016

Brocher Foundation, May 2016 Introduction This three-day event took place at the Brocher Foundation Institute, Geneva, from May 17-20 2016, and was generously funded by a Brocher Foundation…


Graphic Medicine and Medical Anthropology by Dana Walrath

Dana Walrath , June 13th, 2016

Introduction When I began my graphic memoir series, Aliceheimers, it focused just on life with my mother Alice before and during dementia. But the revelatory insight that she…


Technologies of Care: Administering Donated Breast Milk in a South African Neonatal Intensive Care Unit by Miriam Waltz

Miriam Waltz , May 30th, 2016

This is the third installment of the series from the University of Cape Town’s First Thousand Day Research Group. My research traces out the pathways of donated milk…