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Biomedical OdysseysFetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China$
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Priscilla Song

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691174778

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.001.0001

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Introduction

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Biomedical Odysseys
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Priscilla Song

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is an ethnographic account of biomedical odysseys of people who have entrusted their bodies to Chinese neurosurgeons operating at the cutting edge of experimental medicine. The book follows these patients and clinicians from online discussion forums to Chinese hospital wards in order to understand the hopes, frustrations, and possibilities that experimental therapies offer those living with conditions deemed incurable. In the chapters that follow, the author develops an anthropology of transnational regenerative medicine that documents how hope is produced and troubled both online and through physical encounters with experimental therapies transpiring on the fringes of biomedicine.

Keywords:   fetal cell transplantation, China, biomedicine, Chinese medicine, experimental medicines, hope

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