Download e-book for kindle: Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgery by Rachel Prentice

By Rachel Prentice

ISBN-10: 0822351439

ISBN-13: 9780822351436

Surgeons hire craft, crafty, and expertise 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 clinical applied sciences to discover how surgeons are made within the early twenty-first century. Prentice argues that scientific scholars and citizens research via perform, coming to embrace specific methods of perceiving, appearing, and being. Drawing on ethnographic remark in anatomy laboratories, working rooms, and know-how layout teams, she indicates how trainees turn into physicians via interactions with colleagues and sufferers, applied sciences and pathologies, our bodies and people. Bodies in Formation foregrounds the technical, moral, and affective formation of physicians, demonstrating how, even inside an international of North American biomedicine more and more ruled by means of applied sciences for distant interventions and automatic educating, excellent care is still the paintings of human healing.

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The cadaver becomes a privileged object, not a person, but a quasi subject with whom students develop a bond that encourages many to take particular care of the cadaver and to remember it long after their laboratory experience ends. Anatomical language further reinforces anatomy’s status as a science of medical objects. Even the name of the body itself changes. ’’ We called it a cadaver. Once you use this term, it seems to me you’re not seeing the dead body. It’s in a medical context. Wendell said that medical language shifts the body into a medical context where dissecting a cadaver becomes something very di√erent from cutting up a dead body.

Explicitly INTRODUCTION 19 and implicitly, physicians and designers who are bringing new technologies and new ideas about practice into medicine challenge the methods of medical teaching that prevailed during much of the twentieth century. Some argue that the current system of medical learning requires overhaul (Fried and Feldman 2008; Satava 2006). Others defend traditional curricula but say that requiring trainees to develop some skills before they work on living patients would make operating-room teaching safer and would ease crushing time demands on surgeons in teaching hospitals.

They also chafe at the cost of running a willed-body donation program that provides medical schools with teaching cadavers. During eighteen months of fieldwork from 2001 to 2006, I interviewed anatomy instructors at four medical schools, took a summer anatomy course, and did participant observation of anatomy courses, dissections, and other activities in two laboratories. Even among programs that remained most committed to traditional anatomy teaching, anatomists and technology builders often discussed the reduction or elimination of dissection at other schools, debated the merits of dissection versus demonstration with previously dissected materials, and considered how they could use imaging and modeling technologies to replace or supplement dissection.

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