This page began as class commentary for Intro-to-Anthropology 20116 on two readings. The class read Lavenda and Schultz chapter 15, “How is Anthropology Applied in the Field of Medicine?” in the 3rd edition of Anthropology: What Does it Mean to be Human? together with Jason De León, “The Crossing” in The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail. The student comments below reflect on these two readings.
For an attempt to explore these issues in Intro-to-Anthropology 2021, see this YouTube lecture using the 5th edition of Anthropology: What does it mean to be human?: