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DECEMBER 2008, VOLUME 91, NO.12

 

 

   

 

ANTHROPOLGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN MEDICINE
Guest Editors: Renée Shield, PhD, and Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD

Complete issue
 

 

Commentaries

358

Medical Notes
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

359

One Man’s Poison...[is another’s unfurrowed brow]
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

 


 

CONTRIBUTIONS

360

Anthropological Perspectives On Medicine: Introduction
Renée Shield, PhD, and Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD

361

Towards Cultural Humility in Healthcare for Culturally Diverse Rhode Island
Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD, Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, MD, MA, and Roberta E. Goldman, PhD

365

Negotiating Clinically Workable Solutions Across Cultures: Lessons Learned
Bonnie B. O’Connor, PhD

369

Cultural Bias and ‘No-Scalpel Vasectomies’: Lessons Learned by a Brown
Anthropologist in Mexico

Matthew Gutmann, PhD, MPH

374

Overweight and Diabetes In American Samoa: The Cultural Translation of
Research Into Health Care Practice

Rochelle K. Rosen, PhD, Judith DePue, EdD, MPH, Stephen T. McGarvey, PhD, MPH

378

Evaluating Geriatrics In the Medical School Curriculum: Using Student Journals
Timothy W. Farrell, MD, Susan Campbell, MA, Aman Nanda, MD,
Renée Shield, PhD, and Terrie Wetle, PhD

 


 

COLUMNS

382

GERIATRICS FOR THE PRACTICING PHYSICIAN
The Practicing Physicians’ Guide To Pressure Ulcers in 2008
Rachel Roach, MSN, ANP, GNP, WCC

384

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Evaluation of Case Management Services for Lead Poisoned Children in Rhode Island
Daniela N. Quilliam, MPH, and Peter R. Simon, MD, MPH

387

PUBLIC HEALTH BRIEFING
The Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
Anna Wheat

389

Letters to the Editor

391

PHYSICIAN’S LEXICON
A Purgatory of Ambiguous Words
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

391

Vital Statistics

392

December Heritage

 
 

Cover "Aztec God", oil, painting by an octogenarian physician based upon a relic uncovered in Sotchimilco, Mexico.

 
 

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