Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgery by Rachel Prentice

By Rachel Prentice

Surgeons hire craft, crafty, and know-how to open, realize, and service sufferer our bodies. In Bodies in Formation, anthropologist Rachel Prentice enters surgical suites more and more jam-packed with new scientific applied sciences to discover how surgeons are made within the early twenty-first century. Prentice argues that clinical scholars and citizens study via perform, coming to embrace precise methods of perceiving, performing, and being. Drawing on ethnographic statement in anatomy laboratories, working rooms, and expertise layout teams, she indicates how trainees develop into physicians via interactions with colleagues and sufferers, applied sciences and pathologies, our bodies and individuals. Bodies in Formation foregrounds the technical, moral, and affective formation of physicians, demonstrating how, even inside of an international of North American biomedicine more and more ruled by way of applied sciences for distant interventions and automated instructing, excellent care is still the paintings of human healing.

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