Medicine

Modern Medicine in New Mexico

The State Medical Society from 1949 to 2009
By Michael Joe Dupont

Rich with anecdotal detail, this work uses the careers of physician-leaders as a prism to present the evolution of state medicine from World War II into the new millennium.

Diseased Relations

Epidemics, Public Health, and State-Building in Yucatán, Mexico, 1847-1924
By Heather McCrea

This study examines the politics of postcolonial state-building through the lens of disease and public health policy in order to trace how indigenous groups on the periphery of power and geography helped shape the political practices and institutions of modern Mexico.

Mexican Community Health and the Politics of Health Reform

By Suzanne Schneider

This very human study of emerging medical services in Morelos, Mexico, illustrates the variety of grassroot solutions to health care delivery in response to rising costs and restrictions on access.

La Clínica

A Doctor's Journey Across Borders
By David P. Sklar

Sklar recalls how his earliest experiences in a remote Mexican clinic helped shape his career as an emergency physician and educator.

Healing Ways

Navajo Health Care in the Twentieth Century
By Wade Davies

Chronicles the advent of so-called "western" or "scientific" medicine in the modern era, and how Navajos adapted, but did not compromise their traditional healings ways.

Global Health Narratives

A Reader for Youth
Edited by Emily Mendenhall
Illustrations by Hannah Adams Burque

This collection of narratives on health issues, told from the perspectives of young people from around the world, provides a valuable educational tool for teachers and parents alike.

Creek Indian Medicine Ways

The Enduring Power of Mvskoke Religion
By David Lewis, Jr.Ann T. Jordan

In Creek Indian Medicine Ways, Jordan traces the written accounts of Mvskoke religion from the eighteenth century to the present in order to historically contextualize Lewis's story and knowledge. This book is a collaboration between anthropologist and medicine man that provides a rare glimpse of a living religious tradition and its origins.

Closing the Chart

A Dying Physician Examines Family, Faith, and Medicine
By Steven Hsi

"Every patient should read it, if only to be made aware that they are not alone with their thoughts. Every spouse of a patient should read it. . . . Every medical student and physician should read it to learn that the biology of the disease is really just a small part of the illness."--John Saiki, M.D., Medical Oncology, University of New Mexico

Diseases and Human Evolution

By Ethne Barnes

Barnes, a paleopathologist, offers general overviews of specific diseases (West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, etc.) and their carriers.

Spanish for Mental Health Professionals

A Step by Step Handbook
By Deborah E. BenderChristina HarlanLinda KoIrwin Stern

This handbook will help mental health and social workers reach across the language barriers to help their clients.

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