By Annemarie Mol

The physique Multiple is a unprecedented ethnography of a typical affliction. Drawing on fieldwork in a Dutch collage sanatorium, Annemarie Mol seems on the daily prognosis and therapy of atherosclerosis. A sufferer details leaflet may well describe atherosclerosis because the slow obstruction of the arteries, yet in sanatorium perform this one clinical seems to be many different issues. From one second, position, gear, area of expertise, or remedy, to the following, a marginally various “atherosclerosis” is being mentioned, measured, saw, or stripped away. This multiplicity doesn't mean fragmentation; as a substitute, the illness is made to cohere via a variety of strategies together with transporting kinds and records, making photos, protecting case meetings, and carrying out doctor-patient conversations.

The physique Multiple juxtaposes special texts. along Mol’s research of her ethnographic material—interviews with medical professionals and sufferers and observations of scientific examinations, consultations, and operations—runs a parallel textual content during which she displays at the proper literature. Mol attracts on scientific anthropology, sociology, feminist thought, philosophy, and technology and expertise stories to reframe such matters because the disease-illness contrast, subject-object relatives, limitations, distinction, situatedness, and ontology. In discussion with each other, Mol’s texts meditate at the multiplicity of reality-in-practice.

Presenting philosophical reflections at the physique and scientific perform via vibrant storytelling, The physique Multiple could be very important to these in scientific anthropology, philosophy, and the social examine of technology, know-how, and medicine.

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