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Studies in Social Medicine

Studies in Social Medicine seeks creative new scholarship at the intersection of medicine, health, and society. The series editors are especially interested in original work by both senior and emerging scholars that furthers our understanding of how medicine and society shape one another historically, politically, and ethically. Studies in Social Medicine is grounded in the convictions that medicine is a social science, that medicine is humanistic and cultural as well as biological, and that it should be studied as a social, political, ethical, and economic force.

Books published in the series may address the historical and social origins of disease and wellness; social inequalities and disparities in medical care; social determinants of health; cultural components of illness; politics of health care reform; moral responsibilities of medical care; emerging technologies and their ethical, social, and cultural implications; global health and medicine; and gaps between medical knowledge and health care delivery.

Series Editors

Allan M. Brandt, Harvard University
Larry R. Churchill, Vanderbilt University
Jonathan Oberlander, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill