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Somatosphere describes itself as “a collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology, and bioethics.” Authored by an international group of scholars, Somatosphere articles examine the connections between cultural and social phenomena and scientific, technological, and medical issues. Readers can browse for articles by subject tags, and the site has an especially rich collection of musings on neuroscience, epidemiology, technology, and the pharmaceutical industry. In contrast to many internet blogs, which tend to publish exclusively bite-sized pieces, Somatosphere includes numerous long-reads and a handful of serialized articles. This format allows for in depth explorations on topics including the rise of drug resistant tuberculosis and issues related to neo-natal care. Somatosphere regularly publishes summaries of new journal articles and “web round-ups” to keep readers abreast of recent articles, both scholarly and popular, that are related to the intersections of social science, technology, and science. In addition, the site includes Book Reviews and an occasional Book Forum, in which multiple scholars discuss a new publication. This will be added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016.

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