Donald Joralemon, Professor of Anthropology at Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts, USA) has published on Peruvian shamanism, organ transplantation, medical ethics and end of life issues. He is the co-author, with Douglas Sharon, of Sorcery and Shamanism: Curanderos and Clients in Northern Peru (1993). He won the Polgar Prize from the Society for Medical Anthropology for his article, “Organ Wars: The Battle for Body Parts” (1995). Most of his work on organ transplantation appears in bioethics journals, including his co-authored (with Phil Cox) article “Body Values: The Case Against Compensating for Transplant Organs” in The Hastings Center Report (2003). His article, “Dying While Living: the Problem of Social Death,” is in the edited collection Our Changing Journey to the End (2014) and “Ordering Chaos: The Process of Remembering Mass Murder,” was published in Mortality (2015). His new book is Mortal Dilemmas: The Troubled Landscape of Death in America (2016). The fourth, heavily revised edition of his very successful textbook, Exploring Medical Anthropology, will be published in spring 2017.
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