"Some members may like to know that my book on kuru has come out in an expanded edition (Paradigm Publishers). Since the original edition was published, I returned to the field a number of times, recording the gradual decline in kuru deaths as the epidemic came to an end. This updated edition records the views of the Fore people who endured the
epidemic, the changing views of the many medical investigators who studied kuru for over 50 years, as well as the anthropological contribution to understanding the disease. The kuru epidemic serves as a prism through which to see how Fore notions of disease causation bring into single focus their views about the body, the world of social and spiritual relations, and changes in economic and political conditions, aspects of thought and behavior that Western medicine keep separate."
From Shirley Lindenbaum
Douglas A. Feldman, Ph.D.
Professor, The College at Brockport, SUNY
President, Society for Medical Anthropology
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