Chapter 12 Parasite Lost: Remembering Modern Times with Kenyan Government Medical Scientists

Chapter 12 Parasite Lost: Remembering Modern Times with Kenyan Government Medical Scientists

作者:Geissler, Wenzel
ISBN:9780857450937, 9780857450920
语言:English
出版社:Berghahn Books
格式:Pdf
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Keywords

history, 20th century; biomedical research/history; africa; cross-cultural comparison; human experimentation/history; ethics, research/history; history; 20th century; biomedical research/history; africa; cross-cultural comparison; human experimentation/history; ethics; research/history; Field research; Kenya; Kinship; Kisumu; Malaria; Mosquito; Public health; Yellow fever

Abstract

Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in Africa participate in an increasing number of medical research projects and clinical trials, run by both public institutions and private companies. Global debates about the politics and ethics of this research are growing and local concerns are prompting calls for social studies of the “trial communities” produced by this scientific work. Drawing on rich, ethnographic and historiographic ­­­material, this volume represents the emergent field of anthropological inquiry that links Africanist ethnography to recent concerns with science, the state, and the culture of late capitalism in Africa.

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作者:Geissler, Wenzel
ISBN:9780857450937, 9780857450920
语言:English
出版社:Berghahn Books
格式:Pdf

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