This page began as class commentary for Anthropology 2016 on two readings. The class read Lavenda & Schultz chapter 15, “How is Anthropology Applied in the Field of Medicine?” (447-74) in Anthropology: What Does it Mean to be Human? together with Jason De León, “The Crossing” (167-202) in The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail. The Disqus comments below reflect on these two readings. This webpage will focus more on applied medical anthropology in De León’s book and especially in borderland regions. For more on medical anthropology generally, see the 2017 version of this class, Is Health Subjective?
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