Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

Marya, Rupa


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‘A work of exhilarating scope and relevance … a rare and powerful experience’ – Naomi Klein, author of On Fire

‘Health is not something we can attain as individuals, for ourselves, hermetically sealed off from the world around us. An injury to one is an injury to all.’

Inflamed journeys across the human body – through our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems – illuminating the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems. This boldly original book shows how inflammation is connected not just to the food that we eat and the air that we breathe, but is also linked to the traumatic events we experience, the stories we tell, and the arts of diagnosis that physicians practice – and fail to practice – every day.

Combining the latest scholarship on globalization and biology with the stories of patients in marginalized communities and the science of Indigenous groups, Inflamed points the way toward a deep medicine that has the potential to heal not only our bodies but the world.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 07/07/2022

ISBN: 9780141995236 Category: