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Anthropology Colloquia Series: Dr. Bharat Venkat

“The Incurables: A History of Tuberculosis in India (In Three Parts)”

Dr. Bharat Venkat,University of Oregon

Monday, January 28th| 12:00pm in Condon Hall 204

Bharat Jayram Venkat teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. In general, he writes about science & medicine in South Asia, on such topics as how HIV-positive patients feel that they must choose between family & therapy, the strange return of the sanatorium in the age of antibiotics, extreme drug resistance, and the first randomized controlled trial in India. More recently, he’s been re-examining the story of the Rajneeshees in Oregon, drawing on the rich archives located in UO’s Knight Library. He is currently completing a book on tuberculosis in India and its many treatments, with the tentative title “At the Limits of Cure.”


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