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Scenes from the Migrant Caravan in Tijuana

BCSM affiliates Seth M. Holmes, Fabian Fernandez, and Levi Vonk recently traveled to Tijuana, Mexico. During their time with the caravan, they volunteered at a street clinic, donated a vanload of supplies, and supported a legal aid organization correcting misinformation. They documented their time there in this photo essay.


“Case Studies in Social Medicine” -- Structural Frameworks in Health Care

We are happy to announce the publication of "Case Studies in Social Medicine — Attending to Structural Forces in Clinical Practice" by Scott D. Stonington, Seth M. Holmes et al, in the New England Journal of Medicine.  This is the first article in the “Case Studies in Social Medicine” series, a project to communicate the social structures affecting the health and well-being of patients in ways that will influence the programs, projects, and care provided by health professionals. Articles are authored by clinicians and social medicine scholars and describe a clinical case as well as analyze the case to bring out social structural insights vital to the understanding and practice of health care. This project is sponsored by BCSM, Johns Hopkins University's Center for the Medical Humanities and Social Medicine and the Open Society Foundations.


Featured Books

by Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins (Princeton Press, 2017)

by Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017)

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by Charles L. Briggs and Daniel C. Hallin (Routledge, 2016)

 

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