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Bodies in Formation An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgery Education

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ISBN-10: 0822351579

ISBN-13: 9780822351573

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rachel Prentice

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Surgeons employ craft, cunning, and technology to open, observe, and repair patient bodies. InBodies in Formation, anthropologist Rachel Prentice enters surgical suites increasingly packed with new medical technologies to explore how surgeons are made in the early twenty-first century. Prentice argues that medical students and residents learn through practice, coming to embody unique ways of perceiving, acting, and being. Drawing on ethnographic observation in anatomy laboratories, operating rooms, and technology design groups, she shows how trainees become physicians through interactions with colleagues and patients, technologies and pathologies, bodies and persons.Bodies in Formationforegrounds the technical, ethical, and affective formation of physicians, demonstrating how, even within a world of North American biomedicine increasingly dominated by technologies for remote interventions and computerized teaching, good care remains the art of human healing.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 12/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English