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Writing at the margin of the margin: medical anthropology in Southern Europe
  • J. Comelles
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Anthropology & medicine
  • 1 April 2002
This critical review explores the problems posed in Southern Europe by the recent development of medical anthropology, focusing on three issues: the problems derived from research in languages otherExpand
Psychiatric care in relation to the development of the contemporary state: The case of Catalonia
  • J. Comelles
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1 June 1991
TLDR
Spain is dealing with a paradox: the failure of the incompletely centralized and economically underdeveloped Spanish state to develop a system of psychiatric care comparable to those of other European states; and the success of the Catalan bourgeoisie, though lacking a state of its own, in creating such a system through private initiative. Expand
From superstition to folk medicine: The transition from a religious to a medical concept
Between 1981 and 2005, I taught a course on the history of anthropology at my university. Although I am both an anthropologist and a doctor, I have always approached this course from the perspectiveExpand
Highly enantioselective electrophilic amination and michael addition of cyclic beta-ketoesters induced by lanthanides and (S,S)-ip-pybox: the mechanism.
TLDR
Intermediates based on simultaneous coordination of the lanthanide to both (S,S)-ip-box and beta-ketoester (in keto and enolate forms) are detected by means of ESI mass spectrometry and NMR experiments, and a possible mechanism is proposed through theoretical calculations. Expand
Schools and health education in Spain during the dictatorship of General Franco (1939-1975)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the evolution and characteristics of health education in schools in Spain during the dictatorship of General Franco (1939-1975). Expand
2,2'-Isopropylidenebis[(4R)-(1-adamantyl)-2-oxazoline] (Adam-Box). A new enantiopure C2-symmetrical ligand: enantioselective cyclopropanations, Diels-Alder reactions, and allylic oxidations
Abstract The title bisoxazoline (Box) featuring two adamantane skeletons (Adam-Box) is a ligand of (R,R)-configuration, which combined with copper sources makes excellent catalysts forExpand
Ionic and covalent copper(II)-based catalysts for Michael additions. The mechanism.
TLDR
Mechanical studies, based on UV-vis, IR, and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, suggest that copper enolates of the beta-dicarbonyl formed in situ are the active nucleophilic species. Expand
(R,R)-α,α′-Bis(trifluoromethyl)-9,10-anthracenedimethanol: a chiral solvating agent for enantiomeric resolution of β-dicarbonyl compounds
Commercially available (R,R)-α,α′-bis(trifluoromethyl)-9,10-anthracenedimetanol is a very efficient solvating agent for the enantiodifferentiation of a series of chiral Michael adducts and relatedExpand
The Role of Local Knowledge in Medical Practice: A Trans-historical Perspective
  • J. Comelles
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1 March 2000
TLDR
The abandonment of these ethnographicpractices by modern biomedicine is in consequence of two related developments: the hegemony of clinical epistemology and the depersonalization anddepoliticization of physicians' commitment to their patients. Expand
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