Inflamed : deep medicine and the anatomy of injustice

Book
Published 2021
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Summary:

"Our bodies, societies, and planet are inflamed. Boldly original, Inflamed takes us on a medical tour through the human body--our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems. Unlike a traditional anatomy book, this groundbreaking work illuminates the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems. Inflammation is connected to the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the diversity of the microbes living inside us, which regulate everything from our brain's development to our immune system's functioning. It's connected to the number of traumatic events we experienced as children and to the traumas endured by our ancestors. It's connected not only to access to health care but to the very models of health that physicians practice"--Dust jacket flap.

ISBN:
9780374602512
0374602514
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
viii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN:
2021010075
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