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Free Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia

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The Soviet health care infrastructure and its tuberculosis-control system were anchored in biomedicine, but the dire resurgence of tuberculosis at the end of the twentieth century changed how experts in post-Soviet nations--and globally--would treat the disease. As Free Market Tuberculosis dramatically demonstrates, market reforms and standardized treatment programs have both influenced and undermined the management of tuberculosis care in the now-independent country of Georgia. The alarming rate of tuberculosis infection in this nation at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Asia cannot be disputed, and yet solutions to attacking the disease are very much debated.

Anthropologist Erin Koch explores the intersection of the nation's extensive medical history, the effects of Soviet control, and the highly standardized yet poorly regulated treatments promoted by the World Health Organization. Although statistics and reports tell one story--a tale of success in Georgia--Koch's ethnographic approach reveals all facets of this cautionary tale of a monolithic approach to medicine.

This book is the 2011 recipient of the annual Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize for the best project in the area of medicine.

Synopsis:

The politics of saving lives after the fall of the USSR

About the Author

Erin Koch is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826518934
Subtitle:
Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia
Author:
Koch, Erin
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
short discount paperback
Publication Date:
20130225
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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