Biomedicine in an unstable place is the story of peoples struggle to make biomedicine work in a public hospital in papua new guinea it is a story encompassing the history of hospital infrastructures as sites of colonial and postcolonial governance the simultaneous production of papua new guinea as a site of global medical research and public health and peoples encounters with urban . Biomedicine in an unstable place infrastructure and personhood in a papua new guinean hospital street alice durham nc duke university press 2014 304 pp cristina t bejarano university of california riverside search for more papers by this author cristina t bejarano. Biomedicine in an unstable place infrastructure and personhood in a papua new guinean hospital by alice street review the first is the theme of not knowing biomedicine renowned for its enormous evidence based body of knowledge is enacted in this overcrowded hospital as a murky and dark field of uncertainty doctors are often forced . Biomedicine in an unstable place infrastructure and personhood in a papua new guinean hospital alice street durham duke university press 2014 290 pp authors. In the prologue to her monograph biomedicine in an unstable place alice street shares the story of william gambethis opening expertly foreshadows the rest of the book as william becomes increasingly unwell we see the interplay of kinship tensions and sickness resource shortages and diagnostic uncertainty and a pervasive concern about feeling invisible
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