392 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 7 illus., notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5773-1
Published: November 2006
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7752-4
Published: September 2009
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This volume draws together experts in history, sociology, medical ethics, communication and immigration studies, transplant surgery, anthropology, and health law to understand the dramatic events, the major players, and the core issues at stake. Contributors view the Santillan story as a morality tale: about the conflicting values underpinning American health care; about the politics of transplant medicine; about how a nation debates deservedness, justice, and second chances; and about the global dilemmas of medical tourism and citizenship.
Charles Bosk, University of Pennsylvania
Leo R. Chavez, University of California, Irvine
Richard Cook, University of Chicago
Thomas Diflo, New York University Medical Center
Jason Eberl, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Jed Adam Gross, Yale University
Jacklyn Habib, American Association of Retired Persons
Tyler R. Harrison, Purdue University
Beatrix Hoffman, Northern Illinois University
Nancy M. P. King, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Barron Lerner, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Susan E. Lederer, Yale University
Julie Livingston, Rutgers University
Eric M. Meslin, Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Susan E. Morgan, Purdue University
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, University of California, Berkeley
Rosamond Rhodes, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Carolyn Rouse, Princeton University
Karen Salmon, New England School of Law
Lesley Sharp, Barnard and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Lisa Volk Chewning, Rutgers University
Keith Wailoo, Rutgers University
About the Authors
Keith Wailoo is Martin Luther King Professor of History and author of the award-winning Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health (from the University of North Carolina Press).
For more information about Keith Wailoo, visit the Author Page.
Julie Livingston is assistant professor of history and author of Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana.
For more information about Julie Livingston, visit the Author Page.
Peter Guarnaccia is a medical anthropologist in the Department of Human Ecology and has published numerous articles on cross-cultural issues in mental health.
For more information about Peter Guarnaccia, visit the Author Page.
"Well worth reading. . . . Recommended."--CHOICE
"Provides inspiration and insight . . . for those grappling with the paradoxes of organ transplants in other settings."--Medical History
"This valued text belongs on the reference shelves in the libraries of our colleges of medicine and nursing, as this text could serve as the primary reference for an entire semester ethics course."--Journal of the National Medical Association
"This cautionary tale is well worth reading. Recommended."--CHOICE
“Experts in history, sociology, medical ethics, communication, immigrations studies, transplant surgery, anthropology, and health law . . . provide a broad overview of some of the most interesting issues facing organ transplantation today. . . . A very worthwhile read.”--American Journal of Transplantation
“The linchpin for this remarkable set of essays is the death of an illegal immigrant due to a ‘botched’ transplant. Situating discussion of this particular medical error and responses to it in a broad context, contributors raise vexing questions about medical citizenship, human rights and justice, immigration policies, and the global activity of organ tourism and trafficking. Intransigent moral and social problems associated with transplant technology are laid bare for critical reflection.”--Margaret Lock, author of Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death