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Reconstructing bodies : biomedicine, health, and nation building in South Korea since 1945 / John P. DiMoia.

  • DiMoia, John Paul, 1966-
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Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]

Physical description

x, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index.


Medicine and its fragments, 1945-1948 -- Mobilizing new models of public health and medicine, 1945-1948 -- From Minneapolis to Seoul: transforming surgery, clinical practice, and professional identity at Seoul National University Hospital, 1954-1968 -- Family planning and nation-building in South Korea, 1961 through the mid-1970s -- Taking samples for the nation: historicizing the biological sample in the South Korean anti-parasite campaigns, 1969-1995 -- Reconstructing the face: "Asian blepharoplasty," professional expertise, and the development of a plastic surgery market, 1954 to the present -- Conclusion: challenging developmental expectations.


  • English

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