Free Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia
Anthropologist Erin Koch explores the intersection of the nation's extensive medical history, the effects of Soviet control, and the highly standardized yet poorly regulated treatments promoted by the World Health Organization. Although statistics and reports tell one story--a tale of success in Georgia--Koch's ethnographic approach reveals all facets of this cautionary tale of a monolithic approach to medicine.
This book is the 2011 recipient of the annual Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Prize for the best project in the area of medicine.
Published: Vanderbilt University Press, 2013
Citation: Koch, Erin, Free Market Tuberculosis: Managing Epidemics in Post-Soviet Georgia (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013), http://www.vanderbiltuniversitypress.com/index.php/books/489/free-market-tuberculosis.